Vulnerability to Poverty

Theory, Measurement and Determinants, with Case Studies from Thailand and Vietnam

  • Stephan Klasen
  • Hermann Waibel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction and Key Messages

    1. Stephan Klasen, Hermann Waibel
      Pages 1-14
  3. Conceptual and Measurement Issues in Vulnerability Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Bernd Hardeweg, Stephan Klasen, Hermann Waibel
      Pages 50-79
    3. Stephan Klasen, Tobias Lechtenfeld, Felix Povel
      Pages 80-114
  4. Drivers of Vulnerability, and Household Responses in Thailand and Vietnam

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Marc Völker, Songporne Tongruksawattana, Erich Schmidt, Hermann Waibel
      Pages 163-188
    3. Suwanna Praneetvatakul, Tung Duc Phung, Hermann Waibel
      Pages 189-215
    4. Songporne Tongruksawattana, Vera Junge, Hermann Waibel, Javier Revilla Diez, Erich Schmidt
      Pages 216-257
    5. Niels Kemper, Rainer Klump, Lukas Menkhoff, Ornsiri Rungruxsirivorn
      Pages 258-282
    6. Carmen Kislat, Lukas Menkhoff
      Pages 283-304
    7. Jürgen Brünjes, Dominik Schmid, Javier Revilla Diez, Ingo Liefner
      Pages 305-334
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 335-337

About this book


With the current global crisis, high levels of volatility in trade, capital flows, commodity prices, aid, and the looming threat of climate change, this book brings together high-quality research and presents conceptual issues and empirical results to analyze the determinants of the vulnerability to poverty in developing countries.


Developing Countries development development economics economic geography growth poverty

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephan Klasen
    • 1
  • Hermann Waibel
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GöttingenGermany
  2. 2.School of Economics and ManagementLeibniz Universität HannoverGermany

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