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Risk, shocks, and human development : on the brink

Author: Ricardo Fuentes Nieva; Papa A Seck
Publisher: Basingstoke, England ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ricardo Fuentes Nieva; Papa A Seck
ISBN: 9780230223905 0230223907
OCLC Number: 237885747
Description: xvii, 385 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Risk, poverty, and human development : what do we know, what do we need to know? / Stefan Dercon --
Shocks that cheat its survivors : disasters and long-term development / Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva --
Methods for microeconometric risk and vulnerability assessment / John Hoddinott and Agnes Quisumbing --
The impact of natural shocks on children morbidity in rural Mexico / Alejandro de la Fuente and Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva --
The effects of earthquakes on children and human development in rural El Salvador / Inhira V. Santos --
The short- and medium-term human development effects of climate-related shocks : some empirical evidence / Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva and Papa A. Seck --
The effects of mortality shocks on household spending on education, health and nutrition / Damir Cosic and Partha Deb --
Intergenerational effects of the 1959-61 China famine / Winnie Fung and Wei Ha --
Evidence on the link between migration, climate shocks, and adaptive capacity / Liliana Carvajal and Isabel Pereira --
Natural hazards and unnatural disasters : a survey of the gendered terrain of risk, vulnerability and disaster relief / Roshni R. Menon --
Public responses to natural disasters : what has been done and what else could be done / Alejandro de la Fuente --
Conclusion : exploring the interface between private mechanisms and public policies : a challenge for research / Papa A. Seck.
Responsibility: edited by Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva and Papa A. Seck.

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