How the poor cope with crisis

Published on 20 April 2012

When the global financial crisis struck in 2008, the World Bank's social development unit and the Institute of Development Studies in the UK set out to examine in "real time" how around 3,000 people in 17 developing countries coped with the shock of higher food and fuel prices. (..) The adults worked for longer hours, ate less and bought cheaper and less nutritious food, switched their children from public to private schools or reluctantly took them out of school altogether. (..) Women were particularly hard-hit as they continued to bear the burden of household responsibilities despite experiencing long hours in paid work.

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