In this paper, we examine the gender-specific effects of climate variability using household level data from rural Ethiopia. In particular, this paper investigates whether female-headed households are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate variability and to what extent policy interventions are effective in improving adaptive capacity of female-headed households. The analysis undertaken in this paper underscores that female-headed households are more vulnerable to the impacts of climate variability compared to male-headed households and the result is mainly explained by the endowment effect. Moreover, adaptation strategies through the adoption of new crop varieties that are resilient and adapted to local conditions are effective in reducing the adverse effect of climate variability for both female and male-headed households.
Gender-Differentiated Impacts of Climate Variability in Ethiopia: A Micro-Simulation Approach
Working Paper by Tesfamichael Wossen — Oct. 30, 2016Download
Press Release — Jun 18, 2019
New Episode of Resources Radio on Rural Energy Access
In this podcast, Subhrendu Pattanayak discusses ways rural energy access can be improved.
Shedding Light on Rural Energy Access, with Subhrendu Pattanayak
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Working Paper — Jun 7, 2019
Building Subway Systems and Improving Air Quality in China: New Evidence from Multiple Chinese Cities
Partly to reduce air quality problems, China has invested heavily in urban subway systems. This paper provides the first comprehensive estimates of the effects of these investments on urban air quality, finding substantial air quality improvements.