Vulnerability to Poverty - Determinants and Policy Issues
- Brand: Lechtenfeld, Dr. Tobias
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- SKU: 9783863760212
For families in poor countries, risk and shocks such as storms and floods, illness and accidents, unemployment and civil conflict are often part of everyday life. This book provides comprehensive empirical evidence of risk management strategies in developing countries and how they impact on the lives of the poor. Possible...
For families in poor countries, risk and shocks such as storms and floods, illness and accidents, unemployment and civil conflict are often part of everyday life. This book provides comprehensive empirical evidence of risk management strategies in developing countries and how they impact on the lives of the poor. Possible strategies include (i) reducing risk factors, (ii) mitigating the impact of risks through formal insurance and insurance substitutes, and (iii) seeking support to better cope with negative shocks. The chapters of this book empirically assess several development policies that aim to improve risk management strategies, including social health insurance to mitigate risks; and urban infrastructure to improve health risks associated with water and sanitation. The clear focus on policy implications, derived from rigorous statistical analysis, makes this book a useful guide for policy makers, researchers and students of development economics and related fields.
- Title: Vulnerability to Poverty
- Subtitle: Determinants and Policy Issues
- Author: Dr. Tobias Lechtenfeld
- Edition: 1st edition
- University: Georg-August University of Göttingen
- Published: 1st edition 2012-10-23
- Subject: Economics
- Product Type: Book (Hardcover)
- Product type: Dissertation
- Language: English
- Binding: Softcover (paperback)
- Dimensions: 21.0 x 14.8 cm (DIN A5)
- Scope: 193 pages
- Condition: New (shrink-wrapped in foil)
- Keywords: Child Health, Determinants, Economic disadvantages, Empirical Strategy, Gender differences, Headship, Heterogeneous Treatment Effects, Piped Water Pollution, Policy Issues, poor countries, Poverty, risk factors, risk management strategies, Rural Tailand, Tank Pollution, Urban Yemen, Vietnam, Vietnam`s Social Health Insurance, vulnerability, water pollution
Tobias Lechtenfeld holds a Ph.D. (Dr. rer pol) in Economics from the University of Göttingen, Germany. He completed his undergraduate studies in Economics in Bamberg and Buenos Aires, and obtained his MSc in Economics with honors from the University of Amsterdam. Apart from the research for his Ph.D. he has worked at the Amsterdam Institute for International Development (AIID) and with the Development Economics Research Group at the University of Göttingen. He has managed several large scale household surveys in Nigeria, Tanzania, Vietnam, Yemen and Zambia. In addition, he has spent several months as a research fellow at Thammasat University in Bangkok and at the DIAL Research Center in Paris. His research aims to evaluate policy interventions in developing countries, with a focus on social protection, vulnerability, and public health. Tobias Lechtenfeld is currently working as economist for the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
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