Division of Capitals - What Role Does It Play for Gender-Differentiated
2009 (English)In: Community Development. Journal of the Community Development Society, ISSN 1557-5330, Vol. 40, no 2, 154-176 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article explores the gender differentiation of vulnerability to the drought situation within a rural community in the dry zone of Nicaragua. Case study work demonstrates that women and men use different strategies to cope with drought in the short term, and to adapt to the recurring El Niño induced events in the longer term. These strategies combined constitute the livelihoods of the rural poor in the dry zone of Nicaragua—livelihoods that change at times of drought to reduce its impacts. The article uses the Community Capitals Framework (CCF) to look at what resources women and men in the case study area have lost and to analyze what capitals are most central for the coping and adaptation capacity. A gender perspective is applied to see what difference in access to capitals between men and women exist and what that means in terms of gender-differentiated vulnerability to drought.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Philadelphia: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group , 2009. Vol. 40, no 2, 154-176 p.
capacity, community capitals framework, drought, gender-differentiated, vulnerability, Nicaragua
Research subject Natural Resources Management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-29291DOI: 10.1080/15575330903001562OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-29291DiVA: diva2:232234