Understanding household business vulnerability and the challenge of social protection
Demenet, Axel (2017), Understanding household business vulnerability and the challenge of social protection, dans Laure Pasquier-Doumer, Xavier Oudin, Nguyen Thang, The Importance of Household Businesses and the Informal Sector for Inclusive Growth in Vietnam, IRD : Paris, p. 229-248
Titre de l'ouvrageThe Importance of Household Businesses and the Informal Sector for Inclusive Growth in Vietnam
Auteurs de l’ouvrageLaure Pasquier-Doumer, Xavier Oudin, Nguyen Thang
Nombre de pages326
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Laboratoire d'Economie de Dauphine [LEDa]
Résumé (EN)Operating a small-scale household business is risky. A particular feature of HBs is that they largely rely on a single worker’s labour input (or in the best case scenario, a few). In addition to what are considered common risks for medium and large businesses, HB activity may be negatively impacted by any adverse event that affects the owner of a HB, and sometimes even by those that affect other members from the same household. While a construction company is unlikely to suffer from a worker being ill, even though s/he has major responsibilities, an informal bricklayer will lose income for any day spent in bed – and s/he will probably lose customers as well. In the first section of this chapter a framework for understanding HB vulnerability is developed. Exploiting a special module of the 2014/15 HB&IS survey, it describes the type of adverse events faced by HB owners, the frequency with which they occur and the coping strategies that are used. It appears that HBs frequently experience shocks and that health problems are by far the main vulnerability factor. Dealing with the resulting expenditures often implies borrowing or selling productive assets, which can have lasting consequences on a HB.
Mots-clésInformal sector; Social Networks
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