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Gender Inclusion in Climate Change Adaptation

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  • Aoyagi, Midori

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

  • Suda, Eiko

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

  • Shinada, Tomomi

    (Asian Development Bank Institute)

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    There is increasing evidence that climate change has an impact on natural disasters, such as flooding, and on agricultural production, both of which have implications for gender issues. In this paper the authors briefly review issues related to gender and poverty and examine the relationships between gender and various indices. They then look at systems of land ownership and inheritance, and discuss an example of job recovery after a disaster through interviews with three female agricultural workers in Japan. The results of the interviews demonstrate the recent empowerment of women in agricultural production and that these women have strong adaptive abilities.

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    Paper provided by Asian Development Bank Institute in its series ADBI Working Papers with number 309.

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    Length: 19 pages
    Date of creation: 12 Sep 2011
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    Handle: RePEc:ris:adbiwp:0309

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    Keywords: climate change; natural disasters; gender issues; agricultural production;

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    1. Lisa K. Zottarelli, 2008. "Post-Hurricane Katrina Employment Recovery: The Interaction of Race and Place," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 89(3), pages 592-607.
    2. Hertel, Thomas & Burke, Marshall & Lobell, David, 2010. "The Poverty Implications of Climate-Induced Crop Yield Changes by 2030," GTAP Working Papers 3196, Center for Global Trade Analysis, Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University.
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