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000032456 020__ $$a978-3-319-42922-9
000032456 041__ $$aEnglish
000032456 100__ $$aBanerjee, S.
000032456 245__ $$aAn Index Based Assessment of Vulnerability to Floods in the Upper Indus Sub-Basin: What Role for Remittances?
000032456 260__ $$c2016
000032456 260__ $$bSpringer International Publishing
000032456 260__ $$aCham
000032456 300__ $$a3-23
000032456 507__ $$aSoumyadeep Banerjee , Giovanna Gioli, Suman Bisht, Sanjay Sharma, Sabarnee Tuladhar, ICIMOD staff, book chapters, Himalica
000032456 511__ $$aIndus, IndusARTICLES
000032456 520__ $$aThere is a growing consensus among migration scholars that remittances tend to be a counter-cyclical shock absorber in times of crisis. In mountain contexts of the global South, lack of formal employment opportunities, precarious land rights, subsistence agriculture, along with the lack of access to financial instruments and social protection, severely limit the ability of people to cope with crisis and insure themselves against risks. The extent to which remittances can contribute to climate change adaptation requires further exploration. Previous research has adopted an index-based approach to examine the vulnerability of a country, community, sector, or ecosystem. However, similar methodology has not been applied to explore whether remittances have a role in reducing the vulnerability of recipient households to a particular environmental stressor. Floods are a major environmental stressor in the Upper Indus Sub-basin. However, village level flood preparedness remains low, and household level flood preparedness is comprised of short-term strategies. Remittances are crucial to meet the basic needs (e.g. food, education, healthcare) of recipient households. The findings from the vulnerability assessment indicate that remittance recipient households are marginally less vulnerable than non-recipient households. Remittance recipient households have lower dependence on the environment, better access to formal financial institutions, and are less likely to reduce food consumption during floods. In contrast, among the households engaged in farming, more non-recipient households have made changes in agricultural practices in response to floods than remittance recipient households.
000032456 653__ $$aRemittance
000032456 653__ $$aIndus
000032456 653__ $$aAdaptation
000032456 653__ $$aVulnerability
000032456 653__ $$aAdaptive Capacity
000032456 653__ $$aFlood
000032456 700__ $$aAnwar, M. Z.
000032456 700__ $$aGioli, G.
000032456 700__ $$aBisht, S.
000032456 700__ $$aAbid, S.
000032456 700__ $$aHabib, N.
000032456 700__ $$aSharma, S.
000032456 700__ $$aTuladhar, S.
000032456 700__ $$aKhan, A.
000032456 773__ $$pMigration, Risk Management and Climate Change: Evidence and Policy Responses
000032456 8564_ $$uhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42922-9_1$$yExternal link
000032456 980__ $$aARTICLE