Household Vulnerability and Resilience to Economic Shocks PDF ePub eBook

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Household Vulnerability and Resilience to Economic Shocks free pdf Focusing on the vulnerability and resilience to economic shocks at the household level, this book draws on extensive research activities carried out in two Melanesia countries: the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In particular, book identifies the household impacts of the recent food, fuel and economic crises. The authors also examine resilience by identifying how households responded to these recent economic events in order to cope with their impacts.Findings indicate that households are vulnerable to a range of shocks and often struggle to cope with their impacts. Shocks are making it harder for households to meet their basic needs. Households in Melanesia are facing increasing demands for money, in particular for school fees, basic foodstuffs and customary obligations. Concurrently, there are limited domestic opportunities for formal employment. Traditional social support networks are strong and are an important form of resilience. However, there is evidence that they are disintegrating. Of particular focus are the gendered impacts. Women are found to bear a disproportionate share of the burden in adjusting to household shocks. The authors highlight key areas in which public policy and development programs can reduce household vulnerability and increase their resilience to future economic shocks.

About Simon Feeny

Simon Feeny is Associate Professor at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Simon Feeny, May Miller-Dawkins, Lachlan McDonald, Jaclyn Donahue, Kate Eccles, Alberto Posso, Matthew Clarke, Vijay Naidu, Manoranjan Mohanty.

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Author : Simon Feeny
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing Limited
Data Published : 10 January 2014
ISBN : 1472419197
EAN : 9781472419194
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 140 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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