Risk, Shocks, and Human Development: On the Brink

Hardcover | January 15, 2010

EditorRicardo Fuentes, Papa Seck

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Sudden negative events are part of life, but some are more disastrous than others. This book analyzes the consequences of sudden negative shocks in the short and long term well being of people and how the policies implemented before, during and in the immediate aftermath of the event could help prevent these long lasting effects.

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Sudden negative events are part of life, but some are more disastrous than others. This book analyzes the consequences of sudden negative shocks in the short and long term well being of people and how the policies implemented before, during and in the immediate aftermath of the event could help prevent these long lasting effects.

Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.68 × 6.34 × 1.16 inPublished:January 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230223907

ISBN - 13:9780230223905

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Table of Contents

Introduction; K. Watkins, R. Fuentes and P. Seck

PART I: CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
Risk, Vulnerability and Human Development. What We Know and What We Need to Know?; S. Dercon
Long Term Impacts and Low Human Development Traps; R. Fuentes
Data Sources for Microeconometric Risk and Vulnerability Assessment; J. Hoddinott and A. Quisumbing

PART II: EMPIRICAL FINDINGS
Long Term Impacts of Climate Related Shocks; R. Fuentes and P. Seck
Child Morbidity in Rural Mexico; A de la Fuente and R. Fuentes
Earthquakes and education in El Salvador; I. Santos
Cross Country Effects and Responses; N. Kim
Intergenerational effects of the Great Famine in China; W. Ha and W. Fung
Mortality Shocks and intra-households allocation in South Africa; P. Deb

PART III: POLICY AND HOUSEHOLD RESPONSES
Migration and Human Development in Nicaragua; L. Carvajal and I. Pereira
Indonesia and the Financial Crisis; W. Ha
Private Responses; A. de la Fuente

Conclusions; P. Seck and R. Fuentes