A Literature Review of the Gender-Differentiated Impacts of Climate Change on Women's and Men's Assets and Well-Being in Developing Countries.

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Goh, A.

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2012

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Gender, Health and Wellbeing

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English

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Goh, A. (2012). A Literature Review of the Gender-Differentiated Impacts of Climate Change on Women's and Men's Assets and Well-Being in Developing Countries. CAPRI - Collective Action and Property Rights. pp. 1-40.

This paper provides a literature review on the impacts of climate change on women and men’s livelihoods and well-being, focusing specifically on developing countries. This review tests two hypotheses: ‘climate-related events affect men’s and women’s well-being and assets differently’, and ‘climate-related shocks affect women more negatively than men’. After addressing the gendered differentiated impacts of climate change, agricultural production and food security, health, migration and conflict, and climate-related disasters, the findings suggest that both hypotheses are correct. Women are more likely to be negatively affected by climate change in comparison to men, and women tend to suffer more in terms of their assets and their wellbeing.