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Risk, Shocks, and Human Development

On the Brink

Editors: Fuentes-Nieva, R., Seck, P. (Eds.)

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Sudden negative events are part of life, but some are more disastrous than others. This book analyzes the consequences of sudden negative shocks in the short and long term well being of people and how the policies implemented before, during and in the immediate aftermath of the event could help prevent these long lasting effects.

About the authors

RICARDO FUENTES-NIEVA is policy specialist at the Human Development Report Office of UNDP. Recently, he was on leave from his position to write a chapter for the World Development Report 2010 at the World Bank. Before joining UNDP, he was director of statistical analysis and advisor to the Under Secretary of Social Development in Mexico; prior to that, he worked for the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank. He graduated with honors from CIDE in Mexico City and earned a master's degree in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Spain.

PAPA A. SECK is a Statistics specialist for the UNDP's Human Development Report Office. Since joining UNDP in 2006 he has worked on topics related to child mortality, children's health and education, vulnerability to climate change and most recently migration. Prior to joining UNDP, he taught undergraduate economics at Hunter College. He holds a master's degree, summa cum laude in Economics Special Honours Curriculum, from Hunter College of the City University of New York. He was awarded the Arthur Leon Hornicker Memorial Award for best CUNY thesis in 2005.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Fuentes-Nieva, Ricardo (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Risk, Poverty, and Human Development: What Do We Know, What Do We Need to Know?

    Dercon, Stefan

    Pages 15-39

  • Shocks that Cheat its Survivors: Disasters and Long-term Development

    Fuentes-Nieva, Ricardo

    Pages 40-61

  • Methods for Microeconometric Risk and Vulnerability Assessment

    Hoddinott, John (et al.)

    Pages 62-100

  • The Impact of Natural Shocks on Children Morbidity in Rural Mexico

    Fuente, Alejandro (et al.)

    Pages 103-127

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Risk, Shocks, and Human Development
Book Subtitle
On the Brink
Editors
  • R. Fuentes-Nieva
  • P. Seck
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-27412-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230274129
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22390-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 385
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