Disaster financing and poverty traps for poor households: Realities in Northern India

Hochrainer-Stigler S, Patnaik U, Kull D, Singh P, & Wajih S (2011). Disaster financing and poverty traps for poor households: Realities in Northern India. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters 29 (1): 57-82.

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Abstract

This paper addresses household-level disaster financing strategies of the poor in developing countries within the context of current poverty trap discussions. It presents findings on risk perceptions and loss financing practices in relation to floods and droughts in Uttar Pradesh, India. The study found that, due to financial shocks, the risk of households falling below the subsistence level and into a poverty trap is high. In this context, the paper links current approaches in household welfare-drive disaster risk financing to the survey results and provides policy recommendations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: disaster risk financing, poverty traps, coping capacity, Uttar Pradesh
Research Programs: Risk & Resilience (RISK)
Risk, Policy and Vulnerability (RPV)
Bibliographic Reference: IJMED - International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters; 29(1):57-82 (March 2011)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:45
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2016 13:57
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/9607

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