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Can Agricultural Cooperatives Reduce Poverty? Heterogeneous Impact of Cooperative Membership on Farmers' Welfare in Rwanda

Ellen Verhofstadt and Miet Maertens.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

March 2015; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Labour-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining; Agricultural Economics. 7667 words.

We analyze the inclusiveness and effectiveness of agricultural cooperatives in Rwanda. We estimate mean income and poverty effects of cooperative membership using propensity score matching...

Can neuroscience inform economics? Rationality, emotions and preference formation

Nuno Martins.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2011; p ublished online May 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Welfare and Poverty; Microeconomics; Economic Methodology. 8460 words.

The interaction between neuroscience and economics has gained much prominence recently, leading to the emergence of the new and expanding field of neuroeconomics. I will argue that,...

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Can policy make us happier? Individual characteristics, socio-economic factors and life satisfaction in Central and Eastern Europe

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose and Kristina Maslauskaite.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

March 2012; p ublished online December 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Microeconomics; Socialist Institutions and their Transitions; Analysis of Collective Decision-making. 8554 words.

Rapid economic convergence in Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries has not been matched by a similarly rapid increase in life satisfaction. This paper sets out to address this...

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Can the Economy Explain the Explosion in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Caseload? An Assessment of the Local-level Approach

Jacob Alex Klerman and Caroline Danielson.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

January 2016; p ublished online November 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Particular Labour Markets. 12138 words.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) has grown rapidly in recent years—by about 50% in the seven years between 2000 and 2007, and by another 70% in the four years between...

Can working and employment conditions in the personal services sector be improved?

Franck Bailly, François-Xavier Devetter and François Horn.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economics; Services. 12130 words.

Personal services have attracted considerable attention from policy makers in France, with a view to achieving two objectives: creating jobs and reintegrating those individuals furthest...

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Capital account liberalisation and poverty: how close is the link?

Philip Arestis and Asena Caner.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2010; p ublished online November 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 11731 words.

The literature on the theoretical and empirical aspects of the relationship between finance and economic growth is both substantial and extensive. The same cannot be said on the...

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The Care Economy in Africa: Subsistence Production and Unpaid Care

Nancy Folbre.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Welfare and Poverty. 9992 words.

What do we know about the extent and value of the care economy in Africa, and why does this matter? This paper outlines a theoretical framework for analysing the care economy, including...

Care regimes and national employment models

Annamaria Simonazzi.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2009; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; International Factor Movements and International Business; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Economic Development. 10825 words.

Rapid population ageing has dramatically increased the social and economic cost of elderly care. As a consequence of the search for cost effectiveness/reduction we observe a convergence in...

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Cash or Condition? Evidence from a Cash Transfer Experiment

Sarah Baird, Craig McIntosh and Berk Özler.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

November 2011; p ublished online October 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Design of Experiments; Education and Research Institutions. 15424 words.

This article assesses the role of conditionality in cash transfer programs using a unique experiment targeted at adolescent girls in Malawi. The program featured two distinct interventions:...

Cash transfer programmes, income inequality and regional disparities. The case of the Uruguayan Asignaciones Familiares

Verónica Amarante, Rodrigo Arim and Andrea Vigorito.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

March 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty. 6508 words.

This article aims at contributing to the debate on the effectiveness of cash transfers in terms of income inequality variations at the national and regional level, in middle-income...

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Cash Transfers and Child Labor

Jacobus de Hoop and Furio C. Rosati.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Education and Research Institutions; Development Planning and Policy. 12611 words.

Cash transfer programs are widely used in settings where child labor is prevalent. Although many of these programs are explicitly implemented to improve children's welfare, in theory their...

Cautionary notes on the use of field experiments to address policy issues

Glenn W. Harrison.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2014; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Welfare Economics; Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Design of Experiments. 5891 words.

Field experiments are popular again in policy circles. There are various types of field experiments, with complementary strengths and weaknesses for different policy questions. There is...

Changing Government Policy and the Rural Poor: Discussion

Elizabeth E. Davis.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 1998; p ublished online December 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Household Analysis; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies; Agricultural Economics. 0 words.

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Changing patterns of UK poverty, 1997–2004

A. Angeriz and S. P. Chakravarty.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

November 2007; p ublished online September 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Microeconomics. 4411 words.

It has been noted that the failure to meet the target set by the government for reducing the head count ratio of child poverty in Britain is partly due to the success of government policy...

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Channels of labour supply responses of lone parents to changed work incentives

Xiaodong Gong and Robert Breunig.

in Oxford Economic Papers

October 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Fiscal Policies and Behaviour of Economic Agents; Demand and Supply of Labour; Single Equation Models; Single Variables. 9471 words.

In this article, we investigate the response of female lone parents to two reforms to the welfare system in Australia. Using childless single women as a control group, we find the first set...

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Child Development in a Changing World: Risks and Opportunities

Jo Boyden, Stefan Dercon and Abhijeet Singh.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2015; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Education and Research Institutions; Economics; Economics of Health; Economic Development. 12213 words.

This review explores current understandings of child development and the consequences for children of risk exposure in low- and middle-income countries by integrating empirical evidence...

Child Monetary Poverty and Multidimensional Deprivations: Why They Differ

Paola Ballón, John Cockburn, Sylvain Dessy and Setou Diarra.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 11251 words.

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We analyse the causal effect of parental education on the potential mismatch between child monetary poverty and multidimensional deprivations. First,...

Children's Consumption of Fruits and Vegetables: Do School Environment and Policies Affect Choices at School and Away from School?

Ariun Ishdorj, Mary Kay Crepinsek and Helen H. Jensen.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

June 2013; p ublished online February 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables. 7291 words.

School environment and policies may affect children's ability to make healthy food choices both at and away from school. Using data from the third School Nutrition Dietary Assessment Study...

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Children's Health Opportunities and Project Evaluation: Mexico's Oportunidades Program

Dirk Van de gaer, Joost Vandenbossche and José Luis Figueroa.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2014; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Welfare and Poverty; Welfare Economics. 11377 words.

We propose a methodology to evaluate social projects from the perspective of children's opportunities on the basis of the effects of these projects on the distribution of outcomes. We...

Choosing to become a ‘lost cause’: the perverse effects of benefit preconditions

Lisa Farrell and Paul Frijters.

in Oxford Economic Papers

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 7957 words.

This paper argues that preconditions for welfare benefit entitlements based on labour market prospects can be counterproductive when they create an incentive for individuals to abstain from...

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