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On Their Own: Exploring Socioeconomic Vulnerability and Resilience in Rural Dry Zone Communities in Myanmar

Jensen, Jarl Niclas LU (2013) MIDM71 20131
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
This paper revolves around exploring the underlying trends and relationships in socioeconomic vulnerability and resilience in Myanmar’s Dry Zone, with the overarching goal of identifying which are the most and least vulnerable types of households and why. This was done by applying Füssels 2007 conceptual framework for vulnerability to a quantitative data processing/interpretation approach termed Umbrella Modeling (developed by the Social Policy and Poverty Research Group in Myanmar), to study a dataset based on 1785 structured household interviews from the Dry Zone.

After examining the three factors of location, demographics and relationships between the attributes that collectively determine what constitutes vulnerability and... (More)
This paper revolves around exploring the underlying trends and relationships in socioeconomic vulnerability and resilience in Myanmar’s Dry Zone, with the overarching goal of identifying which are the most and least vulnerable types of households and why. This was done by applying Füssels 2007 conceptual framework for vulnerability to a quantitative data processing/interpretation approach termed Umbrella Modeling (developed by the Social Policy and Poverty Research Group in Myanmar), to study a dataset based on 1785 structured household interviews from the Dry Zone.

After examining the three factors of location, demographics and relationships between the attributes that collectively determine what constitutes vulnerability and resilience, it was found that the extent to which households are socially included (or excluded) by their community appeared to be the most decisive factor. The most resilient households in the sample were those that were closely integrated into formal and informal community institutions, and the most vulnerable were those that, for whatever reason, lived outside of them. (Less)
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author
Jensen, Jarl Niclas LU
supervisor
organization
course
MIDM71 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Social vulnerability, Social protection, Dry Zone, Myanmar, Umbrella Modeling
language
English
id
3972399
date added to LUP
2013-12-04 09:49:13
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2013-12-04 09:49:13
@misc{3972399,
  abstract     = {This paper revolves around exploring the underlying trends and relationships in socioeconomic vulnerability and resilience in Myanmar’s Dry Zone, with the overarching goal of identifying which are the most and least vulnerable types of households and why. This was done by applying Füssels 2007 conceptual framework for vulnerability to a quantitative data processing/interpretation approach termed Umbrella Modeling (developed by the Social Policy and Poverty Research Group in Myanmar), to study a dataset based on 1785 structured household interviews from the Dry Zone. 

After examining the three factors of location, demographics and relationships between the attributes that collectively determine what constitutes vulnerability and resilience, it was found that the extent to which households are socially included (or excluded) by their community appeared to be the most decisive factor. The most resilient households in the sample were those that were closely integrated into formal and informal community institutions, and the most vulnerable were those that, for whatever reason, lived outside of them.},
  author       = {Jensen, Jarl Niclas},
  keyword      = {Social vulnerability,Social protection,Dry Zone,Myanmar,Umbrella Modeling},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {On Their Own: Exploring Socioeconomic Vulnerability and Resilience in Rural Dry Zone Communities in Myanmar},
  year         = {2013},
}