Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

9-2016

Abstract

This paper reviews the growing body of literature on vulnerability. We first provide a survey of existing studies on the concepts and measurements of vulnerability to poverty by classifying them into welfarist, expected poverty, and axiomatic approaches. We then review a number of empirical studies on vulnerability to poverty in Asia and elsewhere. This review shows that poverty and vulnerability are related, but different, and that key determinants of vulnerability often include education and location. We also briefly review other areas of vulnerability analysis such as vulnerability to climate change and offer various policy implications arising from vulnerability analysis.

Keywords

Poverty, literature review, poor, Asia

Discipline

Asian Studies | Economics | Place and Environment

Research Areas

Applied Microeconomics

Publication

The Asian "poverty miracle": Impressive accomplishments or incomplete achievements?

Editor

Jacques Silber; Guanghua Wan

First Page

53

Last Page

83

ISBN

9781785369148

Identifier

10.4337/9781785369155

Publisher

Edward Elgar

City or Country

Cheltenham

Copyright Owner and License

Author

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.4337/9781785369155

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