HOW THE EXTREME POOR COPE WITH CRISES: UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF ASSETS AND CONSUMPTION†
Abstract This paper uses quantitative and qualitative panel household data, for the period 1992–2009, to model the coping mechanisms of households when faced with crises in Uganda. We find that…
Livelihood Shocks and Coping Strategies: An Empirical Study of Bangladesh Households
Households plan strategically for facing risks associated with livelihood security. Choosing a particular set of coping strategies depends on a number of factors including the types of crisis…
Does a portfolio of consumption adjustment coping strategies erode resilience? Panel data evidence from Ethiopia
Shock interactions, coping strategy choices and household food security
ABSTRACT Agriculture-based livelihoods in developing countries are often challenged by a multitude of unforeseeable shocks, but economic research mostly focuses on single shocks. This paper…
Prepare for the unanticipated: Portfolios of coping strategies of rural households facing diverse shocks
Household Responses to Health Risks and Shocks: A study from rural Tanzania raises some methodological issues
- Economics, Medicine
The results are compatible with the hypothesis that households behave strategically when coping with an illness related shock so as to minimise its impact on expenditure on necessities: if households need to re-allocate funds to health and health care products, they reduce consumption of luxury items.
Coping Strategies in Post-War Rural Mozambique
This paper analyses post-war coping strategies by farm households in developing countries. The analysis is based on a portfolio model of activity choices in war-affected rural Sub-Saharan Africa. A…
HOW DO POOR RURAL HOUSEHOLDS IN MYANMAR COPE WITH SHOCKS? COPING STRATEGIES IN A FISHING AND FARMING VILLAGE IN RAKHINE STATE
This paper examines how poor rural households in Myanmar cope with shocks which incur unexpected expenditure, namely, the sickness or death of a household member, using data collected in a fishing…
Are Coping Strategies a Cop Out
- Political Science
Summary Few would dispute the legitimacy of putting indigenous coping strategies firmly on the food security and famine mitigation agenda. Yet the idea of coping strategies needs to be regarded with…
Gendered response and risk‐coping capacity to climate variability for sustained food security in Northern Cameroon
Purpose – The purpose of this study is to establish household‐level food security risks associated with climate variation, and how households respond to these risks in a patriarchal society such as…
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