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Natural Disasters, Household Welfare, and Resilience: Evidence from Rural Vietnam

Topics: Emergency Management, Homeland Security Theory Policy and Practice,

This study looks at the increase in natural disasters due to climate change, and their impacts on the welfare and poverty rate of rural households in Vietnam. It focuses specifically on storms, floods, and droughts, and what household and community characteristics increase resiliency to these disasters. The study finds that households with higher mean expenditures and more equal distribution, have higher resilience. Further, the study showed that access to micro-credit, internal remittances, and social allowances can help strengthen resilience.

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