This study is motivated by the increasing call for more gender-equitable participation and decision making in climate change adaptation. The study, therefore, revolves around the research question: Does equity in adaptation decision making and involvement between the husband and wife increase the welfare and resilience of the household? Overall, the study found that there are differentiated adaptation roles for men and women in the household. Although equitable decision making and participation increase welfare and reduce household vulnerability, these impacts are quite modest. These findings point to the conclusion that what the household is doing is probably close to optimal.
Intra-household Impacts of Climate Hazards in Coastal Communities: A Cross-Country Perspective