Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/103005
Authors: 
Guloba, Madina
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2014/107
Abstract: 
This paper hypothesizes that adaptation to climate change is influenced by the gender of the decision maker of the household. Using a two-wave household panel survey dataset, choice of adaptation strategies employed by female- and male-headed households are examined. A multinomial logit model is used to examine factors determining adaptation choices by gender. Findings reveal that gender of the household head matters in adaptation to climate-induced shocks. Specific differences were found regarding responses during drought, regarding crop pest attacks, and livestock epidemics. Agro-ecological climate zones in which households live play a key role in adaptation options, yet gender matters.
Subjects: 
adaptation
climate change
covariate shocks
gender
multinomial logit
JEL: 
C35
J16
Q54
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-828-5
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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