Household Vulnerability to Poverty: The Case Study form the 2011 Flood in Thailand

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ชาฮีดา วิริยาทร
ภัททา เกิดเรือง


Current environmental problems that our planet is facing are likely to be more frequent and more severe. This is mainly due to human activities. The 2011 flood in Thailand was one of the results from changing on weathers pattern which not only affected to the economic loss but also the loss of people. This paper aimed to study the effect of households especially the vulnerability to poverty or the probability that households fell below the poverty line in the future because of the 2011 flood in Thailand. The data came from the survey of the 2011 flood on the livelihood of Thai households between July to December 2011 by National Statistic Office. Feasible Generalize Least Square (FGLS) was the Methodological approach to analyze household vulnerability to poverty. The result showed that the severity of flood and household characteristics were significant variables to change the household after-flood income. 15.08 percent of households became the vulnerable household and were likely to be poor in the future. In addition, 22.75 percent of households lived in the Chao Phraya River area got more probability to become the poor in the future. Disaster management that reduces the severity of flood as well as providing quick and effective assistance are essential for reducing the chance that households become the poor in the future.


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วิริยาทรช., & เกิดเรืองภ. (2018). Household Vulnerability to Poverty: The Case Study form the 2011 Flood in Thailand. INTEGRATED SOCIAL SCIENCE JOURNAL, FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES, MAHIDOL UNIVERSITY, 3(1), 67-97. Retrieved from
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