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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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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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The great divide: ‘ruralisation’ of poverty in Russia

Christopher J. Gerry, Eugene Nivorozhkin and John A. Rigg.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Other Economic Systems; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development. 5133 words.

Using data from the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey for the period 2000–2004 we investigate poverty trends in Russia. We find that urban poverty declines at twice the rate of rural...

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How Can Safety Nets Contribute to Economic Growth?

Harold Alderman and Ruslan Yemtsov.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2014; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development; National Government Expenditures and Related Policies; Other Economic Systems. 8948 words.

The paper provides an up-to date and selective review of the literature on how social safety nets contribute to growth. The evidence is carefully chosen to show how safety nets have the...

An institutional and evolutionary perspective on health economics

Geoffrey M. Hodgson.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2008; p ublished online October 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Other Economic Systems; Economic Methodology; Economics of Health; Microeconomics; Welfare Economics; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy. 10513 words.

Neoclassical theoretical approaches dominate modern health economics. However, the peculiarities of healthcare provision are so unusual that neoclassical theory is especially unsuited to...

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The scalar dimension of welfare state development: the case of Swedish and Finnish social assistance systems

Simone Scarpa.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

March 2009; p ublished online February 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economywide Country Studies; Comparative Economic Systems; Public Economics. 8400 words.

Following Neil Brenner's 3-fold periodization, the article analyses the historical development of the Swedish and the Finnish social assistance systems, from the early phase of...

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Seasonal Migration and Improving Living Standards in Vietnam

Alan de Brauw and Tomoko Harigaya.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

May 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Socialist Institutions and their Transitions; Economic Development. 9907 words.

We use panel data methods to explore whether households in Vietnam used seasonal migration to increase their living standards during the 1990s. Using per capita expenditures as our primary...

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