Natural Disasters and Vulnerability: Evidence from the 1997 Forest Fires in Indonesia
Few studies have attempted to investigate the link between poverty and vulnerability with respect to natural disasters. By applying a utility model to panel data from Indonesia that brackets a major forest fire, this paper estimates and analyzes households’ vulnerability in both total consumption and food consumption. We find that households with a high degree of exposure to smoke from the fires were more vulnerable in total consumption than households with lower exposure, but that they were no more vulnerable in food consumption.
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Volume (Year): 11 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
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