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dc.contributor.authorAttzs, Marleneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-16en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-26T07:40:24Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-26T07:40:24Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-111-8en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/45076-
dc.description.abstractThis 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 foren_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch paper / UNU-WIDER 2008.61en_US
dc.subject.jelQ54en_US
dc.subject.jelF24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordnatural disastersen_US
dc.subject.keywordremittancesen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomics of genderen_US
dc.subject.keywordJamaicaen_US
dc.subject.stwNaturkatastropheen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwRücküberweisung (Migranten)en_US
dc.subject.stwInselen_US
dc.subject.stwKaribische Staatenen_US
dc.subject.stwJamaikaen_US
dc.titleNatural disasters and remittances: Exploring the linkages between poverty, gender and disaster vulnerability in Caribbean SIDSen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn571438393en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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