How Low-Income Household and Mason Attitudes on Home Construction Affect Disaster Resilience

HFH/TCIS commissioned a study to understand how low-income households make decisions on housing design and construction, and what actors and social norms influence these decisions in three diverse settings: Kenya, India and Peru. The study focused on norms — the informal rules that govern collective behaviours and expectations of behaviour — governed by empirical expectations (“What I think others do”) and normative expectations (“What I think others expect me to do”).