Social Risk Management Strategies and Health Risk Exposure

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Gerald Leppert

Insights and Evidence from Ghana and Malawi

ISBN 978-3-643-90642-7
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2016
Seiten 324
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Social Protection in Health.

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Risk exposure is a major cause of poverty, deprivation and
persistent vulnerability worldwide. This volume analyzes
individuals‘ and households‘ responses to a variety of
risks, with an emphasis on health risks. The study adapts
the Social Risk Management (SRM) conceptual framework and
extends it considerably for academic inquiry. Using
household data from Ghana and Malawi, empirical evidence is
provided on the complex relationship between high risk
exposure and the application of proactive and reactive SRM
strategies (incl. health insurance), showing their specific
contributions to risk management.

Dr. Gerald Leppert is Senior Evaluator at the German
Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval). He worked at
the Institute of Public Health of the University of
Heidelberg and at the Department for Cooperative Studies of
the University of Cologne.