Understanding Household Adaptation Decision-Making in Southeast Asia

by H.A. Francisco, C.D. Predo, A. Manasboonphempool, P. Tran, R. Jarungrattanapong, B.D. The, L. Penalba, N.P. Tuyen, T.H. Tuan, D. Elazegui, Y.Shen, and Z. Zhu

Climate change presents a new and huge challenge with far reaching repercussions and implications especially for countries in Southeast Asia with limited resources to meet the demands. Relevant research has therefore a very important role to play in filling in the gaps. One critical area is understanding how people make adaptation decisions so that action can be taken to improve poor decisions and build on good ones. An analysis of a cross-country study on household adaptation behavior in Southeast Asia has identified the determinants of household adaptation decisions. It found that the choice of taking proactive or reactive adaptation measures was significantly influenced by the following factors: housing type, household size, level of education, attendance at training programs on disasters preparedness, perception of the risk of future extreme climate events, the number of information channels available, and the level of dependence on others for help.

  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Country: Philippines
  • Type: Individual Research Grant
  • Research Area: Climate Change
  • Research Topic: Adaptation Practices/Projects
  • Analytical Framework: Econometric Analysis
Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia