The Style of Social Security of the Phnong Indigenous People in Cambodia: The Case of the Families of Civil ServantsThe Style of Social Security of the Phnong Indigenous People in Cambodia: The Case of the Families of Civil Servants
This study selected key families of civil servants of the indigenous Phnong in the upland areas of Cambodia to examine their livelihood and social security experiences and revealed that these families are characterized by the orientation towards semi-subsistence livelihoods and self-insurance. However, within these commonalities, there are various types of cases in which some families perform well while others struggle. These cases are associated with strategic behaviours that are linked to Cambodia's socio-political transformation. Thus, I propose for more research into the styles of social security that prevail in less economically vibrant contexts that recognizes the habitual dimensions of social action and strategic behaviour.