Snakes and Ladders, Buffers and Passports: Rethinking Poverty, Vulnerability and Wellbeing
AbstractMuch research to date has tended to view vulnerability by discipline or sector, yet individuals and households experience multiple, interacting and sometimes compound vulnerabilities. Cross-disciplinary thinking is emerging as multi-dimensional vulnerability is likely to become an increasingly important concept if the outlook over the next 15 to 25 years is one of multiple, interacting and compound stressors and crises, a result of the ?perfect-storm? or ?long-crisis? thesis of the interaction of demographics, climate change and food and energy prices. A realigned analytical lens is thus useful to bring together the various intellectual strands involved in multi-dimensional vulnerability analysis. In light of the above, this paper reviews the literature on vulnerability and asks what a ?three-dimensional human wellbeing? approach?a complement to more traditional ways of understanding poverty?might contribute to the analysis of vulnerability. (?)
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Date of creation: Aug 2011
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Publication status: Published by UNDP - International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth , August 2011, pages 1-34
Snakes and Ladders; Buffers and Passports: Rethinking Poverty; Vulnerability and Wellbeing;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGR-2012-04-23 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2012-04-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-HAP-2012-04-23 (Economics of Happiness)
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