Shocks and coping strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Scott, Douglas (2020) Shocks and coping strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

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This thesis comprises of three chapters. The first of these finds evidence of two distinct patterns of response to the onset of the recent drought in rural Ethiopia, indicating the existence of a poverty trap in household cattle holdings. The second chapter measures irreversible health deficits amongst young children who were exposed to the Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency in Northern Uganda. Chapter 3 estimates the short-run effect of income and expenditure shocks on household welfare in two South African townships, conditional on the method of response employed.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (PhD)
Supervisors: Morrisey, Oliver
Bridges, Sarah
Keywords: Shocks; Drought, Ethiopia; Conflict; Child Health, Uganda; Coping; Poverty, Africa, Sub-Saharan
Subjects: H Social sciences > HC Economic history and conditions
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Social Sciences, Law and Education > School of Economics
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Item ID: 61006
Depositing User: Scott, Douglas
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2020 10:45
Last Modified: 12 May 2022 08:49

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