Asian Fisheries Society

Do Adaptation and Coping Mechanisms to Extreme Climate Events Differ by Gender? The Case of Flood-Affected Households in Dumangas, Iloilo, Philippines

Abstract:

This study was conducted to identify and analyse gender-differentiated adaptation measures and coping mechanisms formulated and implemented by households during Typhoon Frank (international name Fengshen), in barangays Cayos and Bantud Fabrica, Municipality of Dumangas, in the Province of Iloilo, Philippines. The survey was conducted among 120 respondents who were randomly selected from the barangay local government unit. Key informant interviews, focus group discussions and secondary sources were also used to supplement information obtained from the household surveys. Results show that although women and men worked in complementary ways to secure their family assets, gender differences were observed in their preferred adaptation and coping responses. However, statistical analysis shows no significant difference in the responses of women and men relative to the flooding.

Publication Date : 2014-12-15

Volume : 27

Issue : Special Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries: Navigating Change

Page : 111-118

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Date 2014/12/15
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