Weather Shocks, Coping Strategies, and Consumption Dynamics in Rural Ethiopia

Weather Shocks, Coping Strategies, and Consumption Dynamics in Rural Ethiopia •We evaluate the effectiveness of household coping strategies in mitigating adverse weather shock impacts in rural Ethiopia.•Formal social safety nets mitigate the impact of adverse rainfall shocks on consumption, and significantly shape poverty dynamics.•Off-farm employment mitigates the impact of high-temperature shocks.•Social protection programs are needed to support existing household coping strategies and respond rapidly to weather shocks. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png World Development Elsevier

Weather Shocks, Coping Strategies, and Consumption Dynamics in Rural Ethiopia

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0305-750X
eISSN
1873-5991
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.09.002
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Abstract

•We evaluate the effectiveness of household coping strategies in mitigating adverse weather shock impacts in rural Ethiopia.•Formal social safety nets mitigate the impact of adverse rainfall shocks on consumption, and significantly shape poverty dynamics.•Off-farm employment mitigates the impact of high-temperature shocks.•Social protection programs are needed to support existing household coping strategies and respond rapidly to weather shocks.

Journal

World DevelopmentElsevier

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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