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Title:Natural disasters and remittances: Exploring the linkages between poverty, gender and disaster vulnerability in Caribbean SIDS PDF Logo
Authors:Attzs, Marlene
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:Research paper / UNU-WIDER 2008.61
Abstract:This paper explores the linkages between poverty and disaster vulnerability in the context of remittance flows to households in the Caribbean. Jamaica is used as the case study country. The paper discusses the channels through which natural disasters and remittances affect each other but also reviews the distribution of female-headed households in Jamaica as a percentage of households living below the poverty line and seeks to identify whether flows of remittances alleviate the post-disaster living conditions of such households. The dislocation of households coupled with the loss of livelihoods caused by natural disaster, which usually affects the poor disproportionately, provides a push factor for
Subjects:natural disasters
remittances
economics of gender
Jamaica
JEL:Q54
F24
J16
ISBN:978-92-9230-111-8
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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