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Accounting for Heterogeneity in Growth Incidence in Cameroon Using Recentered Influence Function Regression

B. Essama-Nssah, Saumik Paul and Léandre Bassolé.

in Journal of African Economies

November 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economywide Country Studies; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Microeconomics; Single Equation Models; Single Variables. 9781 words.

This paper frames growth incidence analysis within the logic of social impact evaluation understood as an assessment of variations in individual and social outcomes attributable to shocks...

Aggregate Economic Shocks, Child Schooling, and Child Health

Francisco H. G. Ferreira and Norbert Schady.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 14413 words.

Do aggregate income shocks, such as those caused by macroeconomic crises or droughts, reduce child human capital? The answer to this question has important implications for public policy....

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Agricultural Growth and Poverty Reduction: Additional Evidence

Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2010; p ublished online November 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 7219 words.

Agricultural growth has long been recognized as an important instrument for poverty reduction. Yet, measurements of this relationship are still scarce and not always reliable. The authors...

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Agricultural Trade Liberalization and Poverty Dynamics in Three Developing Countries

Julie Litchfield, Neil McCulloch and L. Alan Winters.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

December 2003; p ublished online December 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; International Trade; Agricultural Economics; Socialist Institutions and their Transitions; Economic Development. 4607 words.

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Are Poor, Remote Areas Left behind in Agricultural Development: The Case of Tanzania

Nicholas Minot.

in Journal of African Economies

March 2008; p ublished online August 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economywide Country Studies; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Microeconomics; Single Equation Models; Single Variables. 10854 words.

The conventional wisdom in Africa is that economic reforms may have stimulated economic growth, but the benefits of this growth have been uneven, favoring urban households and farmers with...

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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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 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...

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,...

A Comparative Perspective on Poverty Reduction in Brazil, China, and India

Martin Ravallion.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2011; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economywide Country Studies. 14476 words.

Brazil, China, and India have seen falling poverty in their reform periods, but to varying degrees and for different reasons. History left China with favorable initial conditions for rapid...

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Copula-based measurement of dependence between dimensions of well-being

Koen Decancq.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2014; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Welfare Economics; Economywide Country Studies; Microeconomics. 7694 words.

Most multidimensional measures of social welfare first aggregate the outcomes across the individuals dimension by dimension and then, in the second step, aggregate the resulting summary...

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Decentralizing Eligibility for a Federal Antipoverty Program: A Case Study for China

Martin Ravallion.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2009; p ublished online February 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Public Economics; Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 11285 words.

In theory, the informational advantage of decentralizing the eligibility criteria for a federal antipoverty program could come at a large cost to the program's performance in reaching the...

Differential Risk Exposure and Stochastic Poverty Traps Among East African Pastoralists

John G. McPeak and Christopher B. Barrett.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2001; p ublished online August 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 0 words.

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Disability and Poverty in Vietnam

Daniel Mont and Nguyen Viet Cuong.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2011; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 9147 words.

Disability is significantly correlated with poverty in Vietnam, according to data from the 2006 Vietnam Household Living Standards Survey, especially when the extra costs of living with a...

Disability, Poverty, and Schooling in Developing Countries: Results from 14 Household Surveys

Deon Filmer.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Demographic Economics; Welfare and Poverty; Education and Research Institutions; Economics of Health. 8595 words.

Analysis of 14 household surveys from 13 developing countries suggests that 1–2 percent of the population have disabilities. Adults with disabilities typically live in poorer than average...

Do Cash Transfers Promote Food Security? The Case of the South African Child Support Grant

Giorgio d’Agostino, Margherita Scarlato and Silvia Napolitano.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Economywide Country Studies. 12453 words.

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This paper evaluates the causal effect of the Child Support Grant (CSG) implemented in South Africa on household food consumption and dietary...

Does inequality in health impede economic growth?

Michael Grimm.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2011; p ublished online February 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economics of Health; Economic Development. 10206 words.

This paper investigates the effects of inequality in health on economic growth in low and middle income countries. The empirical part of the paper uses an original cross-national panel data...

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Does Microfinance Reduce Rural Poverty? Evidence Based on Household Panel Data from Northern Ethiopia

Guush Berhane and Cornelis Gardebroek.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Single Equation Models; Single Variables; Banking; Economic Development. 7425 words.

Evidence on the long-term impacts of microfinance credit is scarce. We use a unique four-round panel dataset on farm households in northern Ethiopia that had access to microfinance,...

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Dollar a Day Revisited

Martin Ravallion, Shaohua Chen and Prem Sangraula.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2009; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Prices, Business Fluctuations, and Cycles; Economic Development. 8716 words.

The article presents the first major update of the international $1 a day poverty line, proposed in World Development Report 1990: Poverty for measuring absolute poverty by the standards of...