When It Rains, It Pours? Analyzing the Rainfall Shocks-Poverty Nexus in the Philippines

  • Connie Bayudan-DacuycuyEmail author
  • Lora Kryz Baje
Original Research


Weather is an integral part of our life and weather shocks can have severe implications on welfare. Given evidence that points to climate change resulting in altered patterns of weather parameters and given that the Philippines is one of the most vulnerable countries to climatic shifts, this paper aims to contribute to poverty studies in the country by analyzing the poverty-rainfall shock nexus. The paper finds that rainfall shocks affect wages and income, which in turn, affect chronic total and chronic food poverty. Some policy directions are provided.


Rainfall shock Components approach Chronic poverty Transient poverty Philippines 

JEL Classification

I3 I32 



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Philippine Institute for Development StudiesQuezon CityPhilippines
  2. 2.Economics DepartmentAteneo De Manila UniversityQuezon CityPhilippines

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