Adaptation to Climate Extremes in Developing Countries : The Role of Education

Show simple item record

collection.link.5
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
collection.name.5
Policy Research Working Papers
dc.contributor.author
Blankespoor, Brian
dc.contributor.author
Dasgupta, Susmita
dc.contributor.author
Laplante, Benoit
dc.contributor.author
Wheeler, David
dc.date.accessioned
2012-03-19T18:40:31Z
dc.date.available
2012-03-19T18:40:31Z
dc.date.issued
2010-06-01
dc.date.lastModified
2021-04-23T14:02:13Z
dc.description.abstract
Global climate models predict a rise in extreme weather in the next century. To better understand future interactions among adaptation costs, socioeconomic development, and climate change in developing countries, observed losses of life from floods and droughts during 1960-2003 are modeled using three determinants: weather events, income per capita, and female education. The analysis reveals countries with high female education weathered extreme weather events better than countries with equivalent income and weather conditions. In that case, one would expect resilience to increase with economic growth and improvements in education. The relationship between resilience in the face of extreme weather events and increases in female education expenditure holds when socioeconomic development continues but the climate does not change, and socioeconomic development continues with weather paths driven by "wet" and "dry" Global Climate Models. Educating young women may be one of the best climate change disaster prevention investments in addition to high social rates of return in overall sustainable development goals.
en
dc.identifier
http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000158349_20100621113123
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/3827
dc.language
English
dc.relation.ispartofseries
Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 5342
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder
World Bank
dc.rights.uri
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject
ADVERSE WEATHER
dc.subject
AFFECTED COMMUNITIES
dc.subject
ALTERNATIVE SCENARIOS
dc.subject
ANNUAL DEATHS
dc.subject
ATMOSPHERE
dc.subject
ATMOSPHERIC CONCENTRATION
dc.subject
BASES
dc.subject
CALCULATION
dc.subject
CATASTROPHIC EVENTS
dc.subject
CATASTROPHIC LOSSES
dc.subject
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH ON THE EPIDEMIOLOGY
dc.subject
CHANGE IN PRECIPITATION
dc.subject
CLIMATE
dc.subject
CLIMATE CHANGE
dc.subject
CLIMATE CHANGES
dc.subject
CLIMATE EFFECTS
dc.subject
CLIMATE EXTREMES
dc.subject
CLIMATE RESILIENCE
dc.subject
CLIMATE SCENARIOS
dc.subject
CLIMATE SYSTEM
dc.subject
CO
dc.subject
CO2
dc.subject
CRED
dc.subject
CULTURAL CHANGE
dc.subject
CYCLONES
dc.subject
DAT DATABASE
dc.subject
DEATH FROM FLOODS
dc.subject
DEATH TOLL
dc.subject
DEATH TOLLS
dc.subject
DECLARATION
dc.subject
DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE
dc.subject
DEMOGRAPHIC PROJECTIONS
dc.subject
DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS
dc.subject
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
dc.subject
DEVELOPMENT GOALS
dc.subject
DISASTER
dc.subject
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
dc.subject
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
dc.subject
DISASTER PREVENTION
dc.subject
DISASTER PREVENTION MEASURES
dc.subject
DISASTER REDUCTION
dc.subject
DISASTER RELIEF
dc.subject
DISASTER RESPONSE
dc.subject
DISASTER RISK
dc.subject
DISASTER RISK REDUCTION
dc.subject
DISASTER RISKS
dc.subject
DISASTERS
dc.subject
DISCOUNT RATE
dc.subject
DISCOUNT RATES
dc.subject
DROUGHT
dc.subject
DROUGHT RISK
dc.subject
DROUGHTS
dc.subject
EARTHQUAKE
dc.subject
EARTHQUAKES
dc.subject
ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
dc.subject
ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
dc.subject
ECONOMIC GROWTH
dc.subject
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE
dc.subject
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
dc.subject
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
dc.subject
EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
dc.subject
EMISSIONS
dc.subject
EMISSIONS SCENARIO
dc.subject
EMPOWERING WOMEN
dc.subject
EXTREME EVENTS
dc.subject
EXTREME WEATHER
dc.subject
EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS
dc.subject
FEMALE EDUCATION
dc.subject
FERTILITY
dc.subject
FERTILITY PATTERNS
dc.subject
FERTILITY RATE
dc.subject
FERTILITY RATES
dc.subject
FEWER PEOPLE
dc.subject
FINANCIAL SUPPORT
dc.subject
FLOOD
dc.subject
FLOOD RISK
dc.subject
FLOODING
dc.subject
FLOODS
dc.subject
GCM
dc.subject
GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject
GLOBAL WARMING
dc.subject
GREENHOUSE
dc.subject
GREENHOUSE GAS
dc.subject
GREENHOUSE GAS CONCENTRATION
dc.subject
GREENHOUSE GASES
dc.subject
HEAVY RAINFALL
dc.subject
HIGH POPULATION GROWTH
dc.subject
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject
ILLNESS
dc.subject
IMPACT ANALYSIS
dc.subject
INCOME
dc.subject
INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE
dc.subject
IPCC
dc.subject
LIFE EXPECTANCY
dc.subject
LOSSES FROM FLOODS
dc.subject
MEDICAL TREATMENT
dc.subject
MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
dc.subject
MORTALITY
dc.subject
NATIONAL EMERGENCY
dc.subject
NATURAL DISASTER
dc.subject
NATURAL DISASTERS
dc.subject
NEGOTIATION
dc.subject
NEUTRALIZATION
dc.subject
NUMBER OF PEOPLE
dc.subject
PER CAPITA INCOME
dc.subject
POLICY RESEARCH
dc.subject
POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER
dc.subject
POPULATION CHANGE
dc.subject
POPULATION PROJECTIONS
dc.subject
PRECIPITATION
dc.subject
PRESENT VALUE
dc.subject
PRIMARY EDUCATION
dc.subject
PRIMARY SCHOOL
dc.subject
PRIMARY SCHOOLING
dc.subject
PROGRESS
dc.subject
PUBLIC HEALTH
dc.subject
REGIONAL EXPENDITURES
dc.subject
REGIONAL LEVELS
dc.subject
RELIEF
dc.subject
RISK OF DEATH
dc.subject
SCENARIOS
dc.subject
SCHOOL STUDENTS
dc.subject
SECONDARY EDUCATION
dc.subject
SECONDARY SCHOOL
dc.subject
SECONDARY SCHOOLING
dc.subject
SELF-RELIANCE
dc.subject
SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject
SOCIAL RESEARCH
dc.subject
SOCIOECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject
TEMPERATURE
dc.subject
TOTAL COST
dc.subject
TRAUMA
dc.subject
TSUNAMIS
dc.subject
TYPE OF DISASTER
dc.subject
VICTIMS
dc.subject
VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS
dc.subject
VULNERABILITY
dc.subject
VULNERABLE GROUPS
dc.subject
WEATHER CHANGES
dc.subject
WEATHER CONDITIONS
dc.subject
WEATHER EVENTS
dc.subject
WEATHER SHOCKS
dc.subject
WORST-CASE
dc.subject
WORST-CASE RISK
dc.subject
YOUNG WOMEN
dc.title
Adaptation to Climate Extremes in Developing Countries : The Role of Education
en
okr.doctype
Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
okr.docurl
http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000158349_20100621113123
okr.globalpractice
Health, Nutrition, and Population
okr.googlescholar.linkpresent
yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-5342
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum
000158349_20100621113123
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
12447159
okr.identifier.report
WPS5342
okr.language.supported
en
okr.pdfurl
http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2010/06/21/000158349_20100621113123/Rendered/PDF/WPS5342.pdf
en
okr.region.administrative
The World Region
okr.region.administrative
The World Region
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population :: Population Policies
okr.topic
Health, Nutrition and Population
okr.unit
Development Research Group (DECRG)
okr.volume
1 of 1

Show simple item record



This item appears in the following Collection(s)