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  • Sharing the risk of home-ownership : a portfolio approach
  • Acquiring property ; Household behaviour ; Housing ; Housing cost ; Housing occupance ; Investment ; Model ; Risk
  • The paper examines the relationships among the desirability of home-ownership, price risks and the return of housing investment. It argues that price risks may undermine the desirability of ownership. It shows that larger price risks and higher
  • level of risk aversion decrease the attractiveness of owning a house.
  • The Icelandic economy. Riches under risk
  • Competitive structures and anti-risk strategies of firms in Consideration and modelling of risk in the agribusiness sector.
  • The risk aversion parameter in modelling farm decisions in Consideration and modelling of risk in the agribusiness sector.
  • A health risk assessment of ultraviolet radiation in Durban
  • Health ; KwaZulu-Natal ; Radiation ; Risk ; South Africa
  • The widely observed depletion of statospheric ozone and the expected increase in surface ultraviolet radiation receipt has raised much concern about consequent health risks, particularly in the form of erythema (sunburn) and non-melanoma skin cancer
  • . This paper presents the findings of a health risk assessment of surface ultraviolet radiation in Durban. - (AJC)
  • Russia's oil industry : risk aversion in a risk-prone environment
  • Energy reserve ; Exploration ; Industry ; Investment ; Oil industry ; Production ; Risk management ; Russia
  • When flood risk transforms a territory : the Lully effect
  • Catastrophe ; Flood ; Genève ; Inundation ; Management ; Preventive measure ; Risk ; Switzerland ; Vaud
  • Drawing on a study of floods in Lully, Geneva, the AA. describe the plural dimensions of flood risk and extend the conventional understanding of risk. They analyse the dynamics of risk beyond the immediate phenomenon, through time and space
  • Strong risk invariance in multiobjective programming
  • Risk, uncertainty and nuclear power
  • Application of health risk assessment models to South African conditions
  • Atmospheric pollution ; Health ; Model ; Risk ; South Africa
  • South Africa is characterised by a mix of air pollution problems associated with urban-industrial activities and the domestic use of biofuels, both of which have negative human health risks. Based on empirical data it is shown that it is of critical
  • importance to have locally derived exposure values rather than default values. This can shift an outcome from one of no risk to one of severe health risk. It is concluded that the United States health risk framework provides a rapid and simple method
  • of assessing health risk, provided cognisance is taken of certain local input parameters, in particular exposure values. - (AJC)
  • Urban/rural differences in behavioral risk factors for chronic diseases
  • Revenue forecasting, budget setting and risk
  • The dignity of risk
  • Attitudes toward risk: theoretical implications of an experiment in rural India
  • Socio-geographical systems, institutional mechanisms and risk processes
  • Institution ; Modelling ; Risk ; Social geography ; System
  • of socio-geographical systems with different mechanisms relating to social inequalities and territorial differentiations. There are considered conceptualisations of uncertainty and risk in relations to socio-geographical systems. - (EN)
  • Russia's declining oil production : managing price risk and rent addiction
  • Market ; Oil ; Price ; Production ; Risk ; Russia
  • Beyond world risk society? A critique of Ulrich Beck’s world risk society thesis as a framework for understanding risk associated with human activity in outer space
  • Catastrophe ; Cosmos ; Daily life ; Empowerment ; Risk ; Security ; Space
  • This paper examines the risks generated by human activity in outer space, exploring the possibility of extending Ulrich Beck’s ‘world risk society’ thesis beyond the globe. Through the case studies looking at (1) the use of nuclear power in space
  • finishes by arguing that Beck’s understanding of a ‘reinvention of politics’ based on the intrusion of risk into everyday life cannot cope with the kinds of risk discussed in the paper. It concludes that it is only through greater recognition of the depth
  • of the economic and psychic structures at work that the politics of risk in outer space can be challenged.
  • Fiscal flows and financial markets : to what extent do they provide risk sharing within Sweden ?
  • Financial market ; Gross national product ; Regional economy ; Risk ; Sweden
  • Epidemiology and risk of road traffic mortality in South Africa
  • Epidemiology ; Mortality ; Risk ; Road accident ; Road traffic ; South Africa ; Spatial differentiation
  • In view of the large and increasing road traffic fatality burden in South Africa, this study describes the risk of fatal road traffic injuries according to population and rural-urban characteristics in the country between 2002 and 2006. There were
  • substantial variations in risk associated with population, temporal and seasonal characteristics, and measures of rurality. - (AJC)
  • Nanotechnology, risk and upstream public engagement
  • Hazard and risk. Special issue
  • Participation ; Public opinion ; Risk ; Technological risk ; Technology