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Author Verner, Dorte

Title Social Resilience and State Fragility in Haiti
Published Herndon : World Bank Publications, 2007


Description 1 online resource (147 pages)
Series Country Studies
Country Studies
Contents Preface; Abbreviations and Acronyms; Executive Summary; 1. Introduction; Historical Background: Origins of the Rural-Urban Divide; Analytical Framework; 2. The Haitian People: Demographics, Poverty, and Socioeconomic Outcomes and Risks; Demographic Trends; Haitian Poverty and Inequality; Migration; Endowment and Distribution of Assets and Resources; Social Cohesion and Violence; Conclusion: Demographic and Socioeconomic Implications for Violence and Conflict Risk; 3. Governance and Institutions; Functions of the State; Haiti's Fragile State; Infrastructure and Basic Services
SecurityJustice and the Rule of Law; Conclusion: Restoring the Capacity of State Institutions; 4. Political Forces and Actors; A History of Political Violence; A Difficult Democratic Transition, 1990-2004; Political Mobilization and Entrepreneurs of Violence; Checks and Balances in Haiti's Political Process; Conclusion: Strong National Leadership is Crucial to Breaking the Conflict-Poverty Trap; 5. Conclusion: Breaking Out of the Conflict-Poverty Trap; Appendixes; A. Country at a Glance; B. Demography; C. Data and Methodology; D. Incidence of Education Level and Poverty Correlates
E. Poverty ProfileF. Access to Basic Services in Haiti; G. Cohesion and Violence in Haiti; References; Map; List of Tables; 2.1. Median Annual Income Per Capita, 2001 (gourdes); 2.2. Average Income Per Capita by Decile, 2001 (gourdes); 2.3. Income Source for Households Per Capita 2001 (percent); 2.4. Determinants of Income in Haiti, 2001 Quantiles, Dependent Variable: Log Total income (per capita); 2.5. Poverty Gaps, 2001; 2.7. Projected Poverty Reduction Impact of Uniform Growth in Haiti; 2.8. Domestic Migration, 2001 (percent); 2.9. Reason for Migration, Youth and Adults, 2001 (percent)
2.10. Likelihood of Migrating to Port-au-Prince, 20012.11. Migration from Haiti, 1985-2005; 2.12. School Attendance by Age, 2001 (percent); 2.13. School Attendance of 7-14 Year-Olds by Income Quintile (percent), 2001; 2.14. Work Sector by Gender 2001 (percent); 2.15. Probability of Youth being Unemployed or Inactive 2001; 3.1. Functions of the State; B.1. Population Size and Growth and Household Size in Urban and Rural Haiti, 1982-2003; B.2. Degree of Urbanization in Haiti and its Regions, 1982 and 2003 (percent); B.3. Average Household Size by Income Group and Place of Residence, 2001
B.4. Average Number of Household Members Aged Less than 15 Years, 2001D.1. Incidence of Education Level in Rural Haiti (percent), 2001; D.2. Incidence of Education Level in Urban Haiti (percent), 2001; D.3. Incidence of Education Level in Metropolitan Haiti (percent), 2001; D.4. Analysis of Poverty Correlates in Haiti, 2001; E.1. Highest Education Level Completed (percent), 2001; E.2. Poverty Incidence by Farm Size (percent), 2001; E.3. Probability of being Employed in the Nonagricultural Sector, 2001; F.1. Access to Basic Services; F.2. Typology of Non-State Basic Service Providers in Haiti
Summary Haiti is a resilient society whose rural communities in particular have developed coping mechanisms in response to a long history of underdevelopment and political instability. The country's religious, cultural, and artistic life is highly diverse and vibrant. Like other fragile states, however, Haiti is also beset by widespread poverty, inequality, economic decline, unemployment, poor governance, and violence. This Country Study examines Haiti's conflict-poverty trap from the perspective of the triangle of factors that have been identified as its main components: (a) demographic and socioecon
Notes F.3. The Haitian Administrative Governance Structure
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-120)
Notes Print version record
Subject Economic history.
Politics and government.
Social conditions.
Haiti -- Economic conditions -- 1971-
Haiti -- Politics and government -- 1986-
Haiti -- Social conditions -- 1971-
Haiti -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Form Electronic book
Author Egset, Willy
ISBN 9780821371886