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dc.contributor.authorOuedraogo, Aissatouen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:41:32Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:41:32Z
dc.date.issued2008-06-06en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-07162008-170550en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/34029
dc.description.abstractUsing a cross section data collected in 2005, this study uses both parametric and semi-parametric methods to investigate key factors associated with household vulnerability to drought and economic downturns from exposure to shocks in Niger, conditioned on household and community assets. The findings provides evidence that factors positively affecting ability to overcome drought and economic condition downturns are the educational levels of the heads of households, livestock ownership, access to income generating activity opportunities, and participation to government decision taking. Household size and dependency ratio are found to negatively impact household ability to cope or manage shocks. Descriptive statistics are also used to determine major shocks faced by households after the drought and common coping strategies after the shocks. The results show that the prevailing shock experienced by Nigerâ s population (especially the rural population) in 2004/05 is drought, followed by important loss of agricultural products. The most common coping strategy employed after these shocks is food aid and receiving assistance from other households.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectfood aiden_US
dc.subjectcoping strategyen_US
dc.subjectNigeren_US
dc.subjecteconomic condition downturnsen_US
dc.subjectdroughten_US
dc.titleReaching the Chronic Poor and Food Insecure after a Disaster: The Case of Nigeren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAgricultural and Applied Economicsen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural and Applied Economicsen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairAlwang, Jeffrey R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKuminoff, Nicolai V.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-07162008-170550/en_US
dc.contributor.committeecochairMills, Bradford F.en_US
dc.date.sdate2008-07-16en_US
dc.date.rdate2008-08-18
dc.date.adate2008-08-18en_US


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