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The ecology of risk in an informal settlement: interpersonal conflict, social networks, and household food security

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Kenyan informal settlements have been thoroughly depicted by previous researchers as biophysical, epidemiological, and economic risk environments in which food insecurity is recognised as one of the most persistent everyday challenges. Although unemployment and illness are key contributors to the inability to purchase sufficient food, the reasons why households experience food insecurity are more complicated and not fully understood. Part of the problem is that few previous studies have pr...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Cross College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Anthropology and Museum Ethnography,School of - Social & Cultural Anthropology,Institute of

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:4d914efd-5f9b-46f1-acad-01667a2dd681
Local pid:
ora:8517

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