Types of households most vulnerable to physical and economic threats: Case studies in Aceh after the tsunami

Wu, Treena (2007). Types of households most vulnerable to physical and economic threats: Case studies in Aceh after the tsunami.

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  • Author Wu, Treena
    Title Types of households most vulnerable to physical and economic threats: Case studies in Aceh after the tsunami
    Publication Date 2007
    Abstract This paper identifies and describes one of the types of households vulnerable to physical and economic threats in Aceh which had experienced over 30 years of civil conflict and the tsunami. This study will be carried out in the context of emergency and relief aid and local efforts to cope with risk. The type of household being described is one living below the poverty line and with the presence of at least one migrant worker family member. This hypothesis has been made in response to many observers who claim that certain socio-economic groups are particularly vulnerable to shocks (see Cornia et al. 1987 and World Bank, 1990 inter alia). Yet there is very little research on exactly who is vulnerable or why they are vulnerable. Rigorous vulnerability analysis using cross-sectional household surveys and panel data are especially rare to carry out in the context of a natural disaster and civil conflict. As a substitute, the use of area specific fieldwork to collect case studies is carried out.
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