Natural Disasters and Remittances: Exploring the Linkages Between Poverty, Gender and Disaster Vulnerability in Caribbean SIDS.

Author:

Attzs, M.

Editor:

First

Date:

2008

Region:

Caribbean

Theme:

Gender and Vulnerability

Language:

English

Publisher:

UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)

Full Harvard Reference:

Attzs, M. (2008). Natural Disasters and Remittances: Exploring the Linkages Between Poverty, Gender and Disaster Vulnerability in Caribbean SIDS. WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU).

This paper explores the linkages between poverty and disaster vulnerability in the context of remittance flows to households in the Caribbean, particularly in Jamaica. The paper discusses the channels through which disasters and remittances affect each other but also reviews the distribution of female-headed households in Jamaica as a percentage of households living below the poverty line and seeks to identify whether flows of remittances alleviate the post-disaster living conditions of such households.