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Rural household vulnerability and strategies for improvement: An empirical analysis based on time series
Fang, Yi-ping1; Zhao, Chen1,2; Rasul, Golam3; Wahid, Shahriar M.3
Corresponding AuthorFang, Yi-ping
2016-04-01
Source PublicationHABITAT INTERNATIONAL
ISSN0197-3975
Volume53Pages:254-264
SubtypeArticle
AbstractHouseholds are the basic units of production and consumption in rural communities. Analyzing vulnerability at the household level can help in identifying the threats that households face and potential coping and adaptation approaches, especially in view of the increasing vulnerability to the impacts of climate change. We developed a household-based model for assessing rural household vulnerability in Shigatze Prefecture in Tibet Autonomous Region of China using time series survey data. The assessment took four main aspects of vulnerability into account: the subsistence condition (food supply), development condition (education and income), accessibility of water resources (variability in rainfall), and threat of water disaster (area affected by drought and floods). Rural household vulnerability decreased overall between 1986 and 2012 but with considerable fluctuation over time. Up to 2000, the main drivers of vulnerability were knowledge (basic education), access to sufficient food, and reliable access to water, in that order. After the early 2000s, knowledge (basic education) is also the most important driver, followed by cash income, and again reliable access to water. The increase in importance of education and income is linked to the transformation of focus of rural households from subsistence to sustainable development. The impact of variability in water resources appears to be becoming more important as a result of climate change. The most effective strategies for reducing rural household vulnerability and improving adaptive capacity to climate change are likely to be accelerating the development of education in rural areas, promoting an incremental increase in the income of farmers and herdsmen, constructing rural irrigation infrastructure, and establishing agricultural disaster prevention and mitigation systems. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
KeywordRural Household Vulnerability Shigatze Prefecture Structure Of Vulnerability Adaptation To Climate Change
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Social Sciences ; Life Sciences & Biomedicine
DOI10.1016/j.habitatint.2015.11.035
WOS Subject ExtendedEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Public Administration ; Urban Studies
Indexed BySSCI
WOS KeywordCLIMATE-CHANGE VULNERABILITY ; ADAPTIVE CAPACITY ; FRAMEWORK ; ADAPTATION ; RESILIENCE ; POVERTY ; COMMUNITIES ; SECURITY ; ETHIOPIA ; GEORGIA
Language英语
WOS SubjectEnvironmental Studies ; Planning & Development ; Urban Studies
WOS IDWOS:000372758800027
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China(41571523) ; National Key Technology R&D Program of China(2014BAC05B01) ; Koshi Basin Programme (KPB) of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) - Australian Government through the Sustainable Development Investment Portfolio (SDIP) for South Asia
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/17380
Collection山区发展研究中心
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Mt Hazards & Environm, Chengdu, Peoples R China
2.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.Int Ctr Integrated Mt Dev, Kathmandu, Nepal
First Author Affilication中国科学院水利部成都山地灾害与环境研究所
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Fang, Yi-ping,Zhao, Chen,Rasul, Golam,et al. Rural household vulnerability and strategies for improvement: An empirical analysis based on time series[J]. HABITAT INTERNATIONAL,2016,53:254-264.
APA Fang, Yi-ping,Zhao, Chen,Rasul, Golam,&Wahid, Shahriar M..(2016).Rural household vulnerability and strategies for improvement: An empirical analysis based on time series.HABITAT INTERNATIONAL,53,254-264.
MLA Fang, Yi-ping,et al."Rural household vulnerability and strategies for improvement: An empirical analysis based on time series".HABITAT INTERNATIONAL 53(2016):254-264.
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