Risk, Poverty, and Public Action

Stefan Dercon

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

Risk, Poverty, and Public Action

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This chapter presents a synthesis of the papers included in this volume, focusing on public action to provide insurance against poverty. It discusses the case for public action for enhanced social protection in developing countries, and the form public action should take. It identifies gaps in research on these issues.

Keywords: public action; social protection; development countries; insurance; poverty

Chapter.  5931 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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