Scientists estimate that anthropogenic climate change leads to increased surface temperature, sea-level rise, more frequent and significant extreme weather and climate events, among others. In this study, we investigate how climate change can potentially change the vulnerability to poverty using a panel data set in Indonesia. We focus on the effect of drought and flood, two of the commonly observed disasters there. Our simulation results indicate that vulnerability to poverty may increase substantially as a result of climate change in Indonesia.
Indonesia, climate change, impact, poor, poverty
Asian Studies | Economics | Place and Environment
The Asian "poverty miracle": Impressive accomplishments or incomplete achievements?
Jacques Silber; Guanghua Wan
City or Country
Climate change and vulnerability to poverty: An empirical investigation in rural Indonesia. (2016). The Asian "poverty miracle": Impressive accomplishments or incomplete achievements?. 118-145. Research Collection School Of Economics.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/soe_research/1938
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