Measuring Vulnerability to Poverty

Gisele Kamanou and Jonathan Morduch

in Insurance Against Poverty

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780199276837
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601620 | DOI:

Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics

Measuring Vulnerability to Poverty

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A method based on Monte Carlo bootstrap estimations of consumption changes was developed to measure vulnerability to poverty. The method was applied to data on Cote d’Ivoire in 1985-86. It revealed potential difficulties faced by households, which were obscured when historical records were used to determine the extent of vulnerabilities.

Keywords: vulnerability; poverty; Monte Carlo simulation; Cote d’Ivoire; households

Chapter.  9112 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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