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Moser, Caroline O. N.

Overview
Works: 157 works in 548 publications in 6 languages and 15,303 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: HQ1240.5.D44, 305.42091724
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Most widely held works about Caroline O. N Moser
 
Most widely held works by Caroline O. N Moser
Reducing global poverty : the case for asset accumulation( )

16 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Provides a set of case studies of asset-building projects around the globe aimed at designing and implementing public policies that will increase the capital assets of the poor. Highlights the ways in which poor households and communities can move out of poverty through longer-term accumulation of capital assets"--Provided by publisher
Gender planning and development : theory, practice, and training by Caroline O. N Moser( )

38 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gender planning is not an end in itself but a means by which women, through a process of empowerment, can emancipate themselves. Ultimately, its success depends on the capacity of women's organizations to confront subordination and create successful alliances which will provide constructive support in negotiating women's needs at the level of household, civil society, the state and the global system. Gender Planning and Development provides an introduction to an issue of primary importance and constant debate. It will be essential reading for academics, practitioners, undergraduates and trainees in anthropology, development studies, women's studies and social policy."--Www.amazon.co.uk (Feb. 8, 2011)
Mainstreaming gender and development in the World Bank : progress and recommendations by Caroline O. N Moser( )

18 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait de l'introduction : "This report presents the main findings of a recently cempleted desk study under-taken for thw Social Development Family of the World Bank's Environemtally and Socially Sustainable Development (ESSD) Network. The primary objectives of the review are to : (a) identify the current rationale, language, and underlying policy approach to Gender and Development (GAD) adopted by the World Bank ; (b) evaluate the extent to which these are shared across the institutions ; and (c) make reommandations concerning future steps toward mainstreaming gender in the World Bank. Although the origins of the review relate to needs specifically identified by ESSD, the issues raised go beyong social development, and are relevant to all Bank staff concerned with mainstreaming gender and development into World Banl lending and nonlending operations at the policy, program, and project level."
Encounters with violence in Latin America : urban poor perceptions from Colombia and Guatemala by Caroline O. N Moser( )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Urban violence as a contested domain, 2. Toward a policy-relevant positioning of violence. 3. The multiple complexity of daily violence in urban Colombian and Guatemalan communities. 4. Community perceptions of the structural factors underlying political and economic violence. 5. The family as a violent institution and the primary site of social violence. 6. Substance abuse-linked violence relating to drug and alcohol consumption. 7. Organized violence at the community level. 8. Violence, social institutions and social captial in communities. 9. Avoiding or confronting violence? Community perceptions of strategies and solutions
Urban poverty and violence in Jamaica by Caroline O. N Moser( )

19 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban poor perceptions of violence and exclusion in Colombia by Caroline O. N Moser( )

19 editions published between 1457 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study documents how people living in poor urban communities in Colombia, perceive violence, and identifies, the categories of violence affecting communities, the costs of different types of violence, the effect of violence on social capital, and the causes, and effects of social exclusion. Social institutions were identified across the nine research communities, making the distinction between those institutions benefiting the community, i.e., those creating positive social capital, and those institutions benefiting their members, while hurting the community, i.e., creating perverse social capital. The first group, which included primarily schools, and health centers, were mostly trusted, whereas those institutions dealing with the prevention of violence, such as state security, and justice institutions, were the least trusted. Interestingly, perverse organizations were the most prevalent membership organizations, including guerrilla type, and paramilitary groups, perpetrating political violence, and exercising a dominant force. The study identified avoidance, confrontation, conciliation, and other lesser strategies, as forms to deal with violence, and recommendations suggest the need to address the serious problem of displaced people, the unemployment situation, and above all, the need for peace negotiation, to abolish the pervasive nature of political violence
Ordinary families, extraordinary lives : assets and poverty reduction in Guayaquil, 1978-2004 by Caroline O. N Moser( )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Longitudinal account of five families strategically accumulating assets to escape poverty in Guayaquil. Captures the causes and consequences of these developments through economic data and anthropological narrative, within the broader context of political, economic, and spatial changes in Ecuador. Covers such issues as housing, employment, family dynamics, violence, and emigration"--Provided by publisher
Household responses to poverty and vulnerability by Caroline O. N Moser( )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This case study presents the main findings from the community of Cisne Dos, in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The study explored how poor households respond to changes in economic circumstances and labor market conditions, what strategies they adopt to limit the impact of shocks and generate additional resources, and what constraints impede their actions. Three features distinguish this study from other poverty studies:a micro-level approach combining households and communities as the main units of analysis, an unusually long period of observation for some communities and households, and a comparative framework offering fours cases with very different economic development levels and institutional contexts. The study concludes with some priority recommendations for action:1) support households in their role as safety net; 2) alleviate constraints on women's labor supply; 3) ensure that social capital is not taken for granted; 4) develop social policy that integrates human capital and social capital; 5) pursue further research; and 6) develop tools and indicators to strengthen the assets of the poor
Violence in a post-conflict context : urban poor perceptions from Guatemala by Caroline O. N Moser( )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study documents how people living in poor urban communities in Guatemala perceive violence. Specifically, it identifies the categories of violence affecting poor communities, the costs of different types of violence, the effects on violence on social capital, the interventions employed by people to deal with violence, and the causes and effects of social exclusion. The study develops a violence-capital-exclusion nexus which is an analytical framework linking different types of violence both to society's capital and to the exclusion of its poor population. To incorporate the rarely heard voices of the poor, the study uses participatory urban appraisal methodology, which emphasizes local knowledge and enables local people to analyze the problems they face and identify their own solutions. Local-level recommendations for reducing violence can be summed up in terms of six priorities: Rebuild trust in the police and judicial system. Attack the problem of alcoholism. Reduce society's tolerance for intrafamily violence. Prevent the spread of drug consumption. Transform maras (violent youth gangs) from perverse to productive social organizations. Develop mechanisms to build sustainable community-based membership organizations
Household responses to poverty and vulnerability by Caroline O. N Moser( )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Household responses to poverty and vulnerability by Caroline O. N Moser( )

21 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: This study explored how poor households respond to changes in economic circumstances and labor market conditions, i.e. how the impact has been felt on the ground." It looked at how poor households adjust to a deteriorating situation, what strategies they adopt to limit the impact of shocks and generate additional resources, and what constraints impede their actions. This case study presents the main findings from the community of Commonwealth in Metro Manila (Philippines); other volumes focus on Chawama, in Lusaka, Zambia; Cisne Dos, in Guayaquil, Ecuador; and Angyalfold, in Budapest, Hungary. The results show that the four communities cope in remarkably similar (and dissimilar) ways. Three features distinguish this study from other poverty studies: a micro-level approach combining households and communities as the main units of analysis, an unusually long period of observation for some communities and households, and a comparative framework offering four cases with very different economic levels and institutional contexts. The study used income measures, recognizing its multifaceted nature, as well as socio-psychological factors, incorporated in the concept of "vulnerability," the insecurity of the well-being of individuals, households, or communities in the face of a changing environment. Analyzing this concept involves identifying not only the threat, but also the "resilience" in exploiting opportunities and in resisting or recovering from the negative effects of the changing environment. As in the other research communities, the labor market was a major source of vulnerability in Commonwealth. Households responded to declining income by mobilizing the labor of additional household members. Access to both labor and human capital was central to households' capacity to endure economic change without irreversibly damaging their asset base. However resourceful and innovative individuals, households, and communities have been, these mechanisms have often been insufficient to offset the erosion of their asset base
Assets, livelihoods, and social policy by Caroline O. N Moser( )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Assets, Livelihoods, and Social Policy discusses the diverse strategies adopted by people in different contexts to accumulate assets through migration, housing investments, natural resources management, and informal businesses."--Jacket
Confronting crisis : a comparative study of household responses to poverty and vulnerability in four poor urban communities by Caroline O. N Moser( )

16 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding how the poor respond to economic crisis has become increasingly important, especially for governments and donors. This understanding can help ensure that interventions aimed at reducing poverty complement and strengthen people ' s own inventive solutions rather than substitute for or block them. This booklet summarizes the main findings of a comparative study of four poor urban communities in countries experiencing economic difficulties during the 1980s: 1) Chawama, in Lusaka, Zambia; 2) Cisne Dos, in Guayaquil, Ecuador; 3) Commonwealth, in Metro Manila, the Philippines; and 4) Angyalfold, in Budapest, Hungary. The study explored how poor households respond to changes in economic circumstances and labor market conditions. The poor always face harsh conditions, but economic stress and decline intensify adversity. The study looked at how poor households adjust to a deteriorating situation, what strategies they adopt to limit the impact of shocks and generate additional resources, and what constrai
Confronting crisis : a summary of household responses to poverty and vulnerability in four, poor urban communities by Caroline O. N Moser( )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poverty statistics are people with the tears wiped off. This booklet describes a study that forces analysts to look beneath the statistics -- to recognize the real misery of the poor and to appreciate the grit, the courage, and the determination that they bring to the endless challenge of survival. It restores the reality that we all know, yet that is conveniently airbrushes away when we talk in the averages of macroeconomic statistics. The study is rich in qualitative micro-level detail, complementing the quantitative detail so prevalent in the poverty analysis tha the World Bank undertakes. This booklet captures the individual in a series of thumbnail sketches in boxes throughout the text. Just as World Development Report 1990: poverty used the device to humanize its statistical portraits of poverty, these concrete examples show different aspects of the life of the poor, bringing to life the multifaceted reality of their struggle for existence
Women, human settlements, and housing by Caroline O. N Moser( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Household responses to poverty and vulnerability by Caroline O. N Moser( )

8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victims, perpetrators or actors? : gender, armed conflict and political violence by Caroline O. N. Moser( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work explores the links between political, economic and social violence and illustrates how local community organizations run and managed by women play a key role throughout conflict situations, not only for meeting basic needs, but also as advocates, fostering trust and collaboration. Increasing levels of global conflict and political violence, as well as the higher profile of many 'simmering' confrontations, provide critical challenges for development theorists and practitioners. While numerous countries have endured decades of armed conflict, others live under the permanent menace of political violence. When peace accords are signed, economic and social violence often increase, particularly during the fragile transition to 'permanent' peace. Throughout, the gendered impacts of armed conflict and political violence are key issues. Currently, armed conflict and political violence are predominantly viewed as 'male domains', perpetrated by men, whether as armed forces, guerrilla groups, paramilitaries or peacemakers. The unavoidable, or deliberate, involvement of women has received far less attention with a tendency to portray a simplistic division of roles between men as aggressors, and women as victims. Through empirical case studies from different regions of the world written by authors from both North and South, the book aims to provide a holistic analysis of the gendered nature of armed conflict and political violence, and a broader understanding of the complex, changing roles and power relations between women and men during such circumstances.--Publisher website
Climate change, assets and food security in Southern African cities by Bruce Frayne( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is overwhelming evidence that the climate is changing. It is the poorest countries and people who are the most vulnerable to this threat and who will suffer the most. This book shows how increasing urbanization and growing poverty levels mean that it is imperative to ask how climate change might impact on asset accumulation and food security for the urban poor. It demonstrates how these three, often separate foci, can be brought together to frame a holistic urban adaptation approach. Furthermore, although much has been written about climate change, limited evidence exists in southern Afr
Gender, asset accumulation and just cities : pathways to transformation by Caroline O. N Moser( )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With more than half the world's population now living in urban areas, urbanization is undoubtedly one of the most important phenomena of the 21st century. As cities across the Global South expand exponentially in size and multiply in number, the disjuncture between the economic functions, institutional architecture and planning processes of cities, and the needs of its population, increases while a major outcome of these processes is searing inequality. There is a need, therefore, for individuals, households and local communities in low-income settlements to seek to address the situation themselves by relentlessly and systematically fighting to accumulate the asset portfolios of physical (housing), human (education and health), social, and financial (savings) capital necessary to get out of poverty. Bearing in mind the strategies researchers, policymakers, planners and practitioners can adopt to support such strategies while also confronting the challenges of 21st century urban areas, the aim of this book is to identify the contribution that a focus on assets and the asset planning processes makes to the development of more inclusive, just cities"--
Community participation in urban projects in the Third World by Caroline O. N Moser( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Mainstreaming gender and development in the World Bank : progress and recommendations
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Gender planning and development : theory, practice, and trainingMainstreaming gender and development in the World Bank : progress and recommendationsEncounters with violence in Latin America : urban poor perceptions from Colombia and GuatemalaUrban poverty and violence in JamaicaUrban poor perceptions of violence and exclusion in ColombiaOrdinary families, extraordinary lives : assets and poverty reduction in Guayaquil, 1978-2004Household responses to poverty and vulnerabilityViolence in a post-conflict context : urban poor perceptions from Guatemala
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Moser, Caroline 1944-

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Moser, Caroline O. N. 1944-

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