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What do household surveys really tell us about risk, shocks, and risk management in the developing world (English)

The authors report on a project to explore empirical patterns in risk, shocks and risk management using recent household surveys with risk modules from 16 different developing countries. Natural disasters, health shocks, economic shocks, and asset loss are the most commonly reported types of shocks and, especially for the poor, often result in ‘bad’ coping responses that may perpetuate vulnerability. The information culled from these survey modules falls short of expectations in several ways.


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    Heltberg,Rasmus, Oviedo, Ana María, Talukdar,Faiyaz

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    What do household surveys really tell us about risk, shocks, and risk management in the developing world?

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Heltberg,Rasmus Oviedo, Ana María Talukdar,Faiyaz

What do household surveys really tell us about risk, shocks, and risk management in the developing world (English). Author accepted manuscript Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.