The evolution of risk management strategies in a changing social and economic environment [electronic resource] : The case of the Assaba region of Mauritania / Robert William Davis.

Davis, Robert William.
Bib ID
vtls001054724
出版項
Ann Arbor, Mich. : ProQuest Information and learning
稽核項
589 p.
電子版
附註項
數位化論文典藏聯盟
預約人數:0
全部評等: 0
沒有紀錄。
 
 
 
03473nam a2200301 a 4500
001
 
 
vtls001054724
003
 
 
VRT
005
 
 
20071225063900.0
006
 
 
m        d 
008
 
 
071225s1997    miu||||||m   |000 0|eng d
020
$a 9780591399813
035
$a (UMI)AAI9730692
039
9
$y 200712250639 $z VLOAD
040
$a UMI $b eng $c UMI
100
1
$a Davis, Robert William.
245
1
4
$a The evolution of risk management strategies in a changing social and economic environment $h [electronic resource] : $b The case of the Assaba region of Mauritania / $c Robert William Davis.
260
$a Ann Arbor, Mich. : $b ProQuest Information and learning
300
$a 589 p.
500
$a Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 58-04, Section: A, page: 1454.
502
$a Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Johns Hopkins University, 1997.
520
$a This research evaluates how people face uncertainty in their lives when they cannot purchase insurance in formal markets. It is concerned with how rural households in less developed countries (LDC) face risk by creating social capital via exchange relationships and how these exchanges change with time, in response to external forces and as a result of decisions made by the household. The research looks particularly at household migration decisions and how the use of migration by a household influences its use of local exchange. With its emphasis on evaluating change and the impact of migration on local insurance strategies, this research goes beyond a simple description of exchange relationships to an analysis of the complexity of rural coping strategies and the factors that influence their use. The research was carried out in the Assaba region of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Data were collected using Rapid Rural Appraisal techniques in six villages and a standardized survey of 450 households in 50 villages of the same region. Results indicate that households in this region engage in a wide array of exchange relationships which provide resources and protection against loss of health, productive assets, labor and land. The results also demonstrate how a wide variety of external factors alter the risk environment over time and change the way actors in that environment protect themselves. Differences between distinct socio-economic groups demonstrate how power relationships enter these exchange relationships and determine how protection is negotiated. Finally the results show that migration by household members influences the way households engage in social capital creation in that households with migrants (in contrast to non-migrant households) appear to reduce their obligations to others while creating obligations towards themselves. This research provides a novel way of defining social capital and its creation. Programmatically, it demonstrates that development agencies and programs need to include a consideration of risk and risk management strategies in their project plans since such strategies are an essential element of local social relationships. This research also demonstrates the efficacy of combining qualitative and quantitative research methods.
591
$a 數位化論文典藏聯盟 $b PQDT $c 台灣大學(2011)
653
$a Anthropology, Cultural.
653
$a Sociology, Demography.
710
2
0
$a THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY.
773
0
$t ABI/INFORM Global (ProQuest) $g 58-04A.
856
4
1
$u http://info.lib.tku.edu.tw/ebook/redirect.asp?bibid=1054724
999
$a VIRTUA00
沒有評論
摘要
This research evaluates how people face uncertainty in their lives when they cannot purchase insurance in formal markets. It is concerned with how rural households in less developed countries (LDC) face risk by creating social capital via exchange relationships and how these exchanges change with time, in response to external forces and as a result of decisions made by the household. The research looks particularly at household migration decisions and how the use of migration by a household influences its use of local exchange. With its emphasis on evaluating change and the impact of migration on local insurance strategies, this research goes beyond a simple description of exchange relationships to an analysis of the complexity of rural coping strategies and the factors that influence their use. The research was carried out in the Assaba region of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. Data were collected using Rapid Rural Appraisal techniques in six villages and a standardized survey of 450 households in 50 villages of the same region. Results indicate that households in this region engage in a wide array of exchange relationships which provide resources and protection against loss of health, productive assets, labor and land. The results also demonstrate how a wide variety of external factors alter the risk environment over time and change the way actors in that environment protect themselves. Differences between distinct socio-economic groups demonstrate how power relationships enter these exchange relationships and determine how protection is negotiated. Finally the results show that migration by household members influences the way households engage in social capital creation in that households with migrants (in contrast to non-migrant households) appear to reduce their obligations to others while creating obligations towards themselves. This research provides a novel way of defining social capital and its creation. Programmatically, it demonstrates that development agencies and programs need to include a consideration of risk and risk management strategies in their project plans since such strategies are an essential element of local social relationships. This research also demonstrates the efficacy of combining qualitative and quantitative research methods.
附註
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 58-04, Section: A, page: 1454.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Johns Hopkins University, 1997.
數位化論文典藏聯盟
合著者
ISBN/ISSN
9780591399813