Using mixed methods the chapter examines the experiences of children aged 8 and their families from Ethiopia and Vietnam. The chapter first reviews a wide range of shocks, their level of incidence, perceived importance to the households, recurrence, and covariance. The chapter then examines ex-ante risk-management strategies and ex-post coping strategies adopted by households and how children's roles and responsibilities change as a result. Finally, the chapter explores the effect of shocks on children's physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development, and considers the implications for policy.
The final published version of the article is available on the publisher's website.
Maria Jose Ogando Portela and Kirrily Pells (2014) 'Risk and Protecting Factors for Children Experiencing Adverse Events ', in Michael Bourdillon and Jo Boyden (eds) Growing up in Poverty: Findings from Young Lives (pp. 71-94). Oxford: Palgrave Macmillan.