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dc.contributor.authorKlasen, Stephanen_US
dc.contributor.authorLechtenfeld, Tobiasen_US
dc.contributor.authorPovel, Felixen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-13T15:07:09Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-13T15:07:09Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/39987-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates whether different types of female?headed households in Thailand and Vietnam are disadvantaged in terms of current consumption, exposure to shocks, consumption smoothing capacities, as well as vulnerability to poverty and downside risk. Using a unique panel data set of over 4000 rural households in both countries, we find that female headed households with an absent husband appear to be better off in terms of current consumption in both countries (suggesting a positive impact of remittances). However, de jure female headed households in Thailand and Vietnam are more exposed to shocks and are less able to insure their consumption against income shocks than other households. In line with this finding de jure female headed households are also more vulnerable to perceived downside risk. Instead, de facto female headed households are less vulnerable to poverty and not worse off in terms of vulnerability to perceived downside risk.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherVerein für Socialpolitik, Ausschuss für Entwicklungsländer Göttingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Hannover 2010 43en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordGender Analysisen_US
dc.subject.keywordVulnerability to Povertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordInter?generational Povertyen_US
dc.titleWhat about the Women? Female Headship, Poverty and Vulnerability in Thailand and Vietnamen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn654375801-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec10:43-
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