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Why do people live in high-risk rural areas? – A study of Tubu, Botswana

Niskala, Ville LU and Gustafsson, Nina LU (2013) In LUTVDG/TVBB VBR920 20132
Division of Fire Safety Engineering
Division of Risk Management and Societal Safety
Abstract
The study is based on interviews and is a qualitative study based on grounded theory and answer on why men and women live in high-risk rural areas in Tubu, Botswana. Tubu is a village in the northwestern part of Botswana close to the Okavango Delta. To answer the question the authors discuss risk perception and the differences between men and women. The interviews are about the respondents' lives and the risks they see in the Tubu and how they perceive the risks. There are mainly four reasons why people live in Tubu and the reasons are livelihood, belonging, services and nowhere to go.
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author
Niskala, Ville LU and Gustafsson, Nina LU
supervisor
organization
course
VBR920 20132
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Risk, risk perception, disaster, floods, wildlife, drought, rural, Botswana, Tubu, hazard, vulnerability, grounded theory
publication/series
LUTVDG/TVBB
report number
5432
ISSN
1402-3504
language
English
id
4255249
date added to LUP
2014-01-27 14:55:11
date last changed
2014-03-10 10:40:47
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  abstract     = {The study is based on interviews and is a qualitative study based on grounded theory and answer on why men and women live in high-risk rural areas in Tubu, Botswana. Tubu is a village in the northwestern part of Botswana close to the Okavango Delta. To answer the question the authors discuss risk perception and the differences between men and women. The interviews are about the respondents' lives and the risks they see in the Tubu and how they perceive the risks. There are mainly four reasons why people live in Tubu and the reasons are livelihood, belonging, services and nowhere to go.},
  author       = {Niskala, Ville and Gustafsson, Nina},
  issn         = {1402-3504},
  keyword      = {Risk,risk perception,disaster,floods,wildlife,drought,rural,Botswana,Tubu,hazard,vulnerability,grounded theory},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {LUTVDG/TVBB},
  title        = {Why do people live in high-risk rural areas? – A study of Tubu, Botswana},
  year         = {2013},
}