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Author Moser, Caroline O. N.

Title Confronting crisis : a comparative study of household responses to poverty and vulnerability in four poor urban communities / Caroline O.N. Moser
Published Washington, D.C. : World Bank, [1996]


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Description xi, 100 pages ; 28 cm
Series Environmentally sustainable development studies and monographs series ; no. 8
Environmentally sustainable development studies and monographs series ; no. 8
Summary Understanding how the poor respond to economic crisis has become increasingly important, especially for governments and donors. This understanding can help ensure that interventions aimed at reducing poverty complement and strengthen people ' s own inventive solutions rather than substitute for or block them. This booklet summarizes the main findings of a comparative study of four poor urban communities in countries experiencing economic difficulties during the 1980s: 1) Chawama, in Lusaka, Zambia; 2) Cisne Dos, in Guayaquil, Ecuador; 3) Commonwealth, in Metro Manila, the Philippines; and 4) Angyalfold, in Budapest, Hungary. The study explored how poor households respond to changes in economic circumstances and labor market conditions. The poor always face harsh conditions, but economic stress and decline intensify adversity. The study looked at how poor households adjust to a deteriorating situation, what strategies they adopt to limit the impact of shocks and generate additional resources, and what constrai
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 98-100)
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Subject Informal sector (Economics) -- Case studies.
Urban poor -- Case studies.
Urban poor -- Housing -- Case studies.
Author World Bank Group.
LC no. 95052826
ISBN 0821335626