Gender and Natural Disasters

Author:

Enarson, E.

Editor:

First

Date:

2000

Region:

Theme:

Gender and Disaster

Language:

English

Publisher:

Recovery and Reconstruction Department, Geneva.

Full Harvard Reference:

Enarson, E. (2000). Gender and Natural Disasters. Recovery and Reconstruction Department, Geneva

The paper looks at the gendered economic impacts in assets and the slow recovery from loss that affect women and men. The data is retrieved from both developing and developed countries and explores how gender relations affect the personal experience pre, during and post disaster. The four main impacts that the paper identifies that affect women are 1. women's economic insecurity, 2. the increase of women's workload post disaster, 3, the working conditions for women in the household deteriorate, and 4. the slow economic recovery of women compared to men.