Household bargaining, shocks and vulnerability in the Mekong region

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dc.identifier.uri Bühler, Dorothee Christine ger 2019-02-19T13:14:20Z 2019-02-19T13:14:20Z 2019
dc.identifier.citation Bühler, Dorothee Christine: Household bargaining, shocks and vulnerability in the Mekong region. Hannover : Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität, Diss., 2019, XVI, 103 S. DOI: ger
dc.description.abstract In the past decades, the Mekong Region in Southeast Asia has experienced a period of substantial economic growth. Since not all parts of the society benefitted from growth in the same way, inequality in the region increased substantially. Consequently, there is a persistent welfare gap between different nations in the region but also between rural and urban areas within the same country. While urban centers, such as Bangkok or Ho Chi Minh City, offer a multitude of economic opportunities, rural households generate their income largely from agriculture and environmental resource extraction activities. However, these two livelihood activities are more and more challenged by the increasing frequency and impact of weather induced shocks and the degradation of natural resources through humans. As a result, household livelihood outcomes such as agricultural productivity, nutrition status and wellbeing are at risk. Therefore, it is important to understand how households react to these changes and which strategies can support households to reduce vulnerability to poverty. While external factors clearly pressure household livelihood choices and outcomes, another dimension of development is related to intra-household bargaining and the resulting resource allocation among household members. The resource allocation is crucial as e.g. nutrition, care and education constitute important channels that in uence the individual economic prosperity later in life. Therefore, it is essential to understand how resources are allocated within households and what role the bargaining power of individual members plays. The overall objective of this thesis is to analyze both aspects, namely the interplay between external conditions and households' livelihood choices as well as household behavior with respect to resource allocation. Specifically, the thesis studies the following topics: (i) the relation between female bargaining power and households' investment into education, (ii) the association between household food security and individual undernutrition, (iii) the influence of shocks on households' asset accumulation, (iv) the food security situation in relation to different livelihood activities, (v) the e ect of environmental income on household food security, and (vi) the role of environmental resource extraction for household well-being. ger
dc.language.iso eng ger
dc.publisher Hannover : Institutionelles Repositorium der Leibniz Universität Hannover
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 DE ger
dc.rights.uri ger
dc.subject Female bargaining power eng
dc.subject Intra-household resource allocation eng
dc.subject education eng
dc.subject Economic development eng
dc.subject food security eng
dc.subject small-scale capture shery eng
dc.subject Sustainable Livelihood Framework eng
dc.subject environmental income eng
dc.subject South-East Asia eng
dc.subject Verhandlungsposition der Frau ger
dc.subject haushaltsinterne Ressourcenverteilung ger
dc.subject Bildung ger
dc.subject wirtschaftliche Entwicklung ger
dc.subject Ernährungssicherung ger
dc.subject Fischfang ger
dc.subject Konzept der nachhaltigen Lebensgrundlagen ger
dc.subject Einkommen aus natürlichen Ressourcen ger
dc.subject Südostasien ger
dc.subject.ddc 330 | Wirtschaft ger
dc.title Household bargaining, shocks and vulnerability in the Mekong region eng
dc.type doctoralThesis ger
dc.type Text ger
dc.description.version publishedVersion ger
tib.accessRights frei zug�nglich ger

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