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Assets and shocks: a gendered analysis of Ecuador, Ghana and Karnataka, India

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Drawing upon household surveys in Ecuador, Ghana and Karnataka, India, we analyse the relationship between assets and shocks, distinguishing between asset loss as the shock, and the use of assets as a coping strategy. A greater proportion of households experienced a direct loss of assets due to shocks than as a coping response. In Karnataka, but not in Ghana or Ecuador, women’s assets are more likely to be sold than men’s. Asset ownership and the decision to sell or pawn assets are fairly str...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/02255189.2017.1316244

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, International Development
Swaminathan, H More by this author
Baah-Boateng, W More by this author
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Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Canadian Journal of Development Studies Journal website
Volume:
39
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-18
Publication date:
2017-05-26
Acceptance date:
2017-01-03
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EISSN:
2158-9100
ISSN:
0225-5189
Pubs id:
pubs:670646
URN:
uri:d6ff310b-c2a5-4fcb-b648-edf4e409c531
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uuid:d6ff310b-c2a5-4fcb-b648-edf4e409c531
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pubs:670646

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