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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...

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...

Are The Poverty Effects of Trade Policies Invisible?

Monika Verma, Thomas W. Hertel and Ernesto Valenzuela.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; Mathematical Methods; Programming Methods; Mathematical and Simulation Modelling; International Trade; Welfare and Poverty; Agricultural Economics; Household Analysis. 8255 words.

Beginning with the WTO's Doha Development Agenda and establishment of the Millennium Development Goal of reducing poverty by 50 percent by 2015, poverty impacts of trade reforms have become...

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:...

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...

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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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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Climate change and agricultural productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: a spatial sample selection model

Patrick S. Ward, Raymond J. G. M. Florax and Alfonso Flores-Lagunes.

in European Review of Agricultural Economics

April 2014; p ublished online November 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Econometric Modelling; Agricultural Economics. 11466 words.

Using spatially explicit data, we estimate a cereal yield response function using a recently developed estimator for spatial error models when endogenous sample selection is of concern. Our...

The Determinants of Health Care Utilisation in Rural Senegal

Aurélia Lépine and Alexis Le Nestour.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2013; p ublished online August 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Economics of Health; Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Welfare and Poverty. 7771 words.

In the context of the national debate on the extension of health insurance to farming households in Senegal, information on 504 households and 18 public primary health care (PHC) facilities...

Determining Food Expenditures and Measuring Poverty: The Work of Mollie Orshansky: Discussion*

Christine K. Ranney.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs. 708 words.

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Distributional Comparative Statics

Martin Kaae Jensen.

in The Review of Economic Studies

January 2018; p ublished online May 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mathematical Methods; Programming Methods; Mathematical and Simulation Modelling; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Intertemporal Choice and Growth; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Welfare and Poverty. 17192 words.

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Distributional comparative statics is the study of how individual decisions and equilibrium outcomes vary with changes in the distribution of economic...

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...

Do people exaggerate how happy they are? Using a promise to induce truth-telling

Fredrik Carlsson and Mitesh Kataria.

in Oxford Economic Papers

July 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Design of Experiments; Welfare and Poverty. 6041 words.

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We investigate a novel approach to reduce measurement error in subjective well-being (SWB) data. Using a between-subject design, half of the subjects...

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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Estimating Consumption Economies of Scale, Adult Equivalence Scales, and Household Bargaining Power

Martin Browning, Pierre-André Chiappori and Arthur Lewbel.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Welfare Economics; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Demographic Economics; Household Behaviour and Family Economics. 18194 words.

How much income would a woman living alone require to attain the same standard of living that she would have if she were married? What percentage of a married couple's expenditures are...

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Explaining and Forecasting Results of the Self-sufficiency Project

Christopher Ferrall.

in The Review of Economic Studies

October 2012; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Labour and Demographic Economics; Econometric Modelling; Design of Experiments. 14854 words.

This paper studies the self-sufficiency project (SSP), a controlled randomized experiment concerning welfare, by estimating a model of endogenous skill accumulation, multidimensional job...

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Food Store Choices of Poor Households: A Discrete Choice Analysis of the National Household Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS)

Rebecca Taylor and Sofia B. Villas-Boas.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

March 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Single Equation Models; Single Variables; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Welfare and Poverty. 12079 words.

Policymakers are pursing initiatives to increase food access for low-income households. However, due in part to previous data deficiencies, there is still little evidence supporting the...

How Much of Observed Economic Mobility is Measurement Error? IV Methods to Reduce Measurement Error Bias, with an Application to Vietnam

Paul Glewwe.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2012; p ublished online November 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Microeconomics; Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 10383 words.

Research on economic growth and inequality inevitably raises issues concerning economic mobility because the relationship between long-run inequality and short-run inequality is mediated by...

The Impact of Decentralized Data Entry on the Quality of Household Survey Data in Developing Countries: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Vietnam

Paul Glewwe and Hai-Anh Hoang Dang.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Design of Experiments; Econometric and Statistical Methods; Special Topics; Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 8713 words.

Computers were provided to randomly selected districts participating in a household survey in Vietnam to assess the impact on data quality of entering data within a day or two of completing...

Micro-Level Estimation of Child Undernutrition Indicators in Cambodia

Tomoki Fujii.

in The World Bank Economic Review

October 2010; p ublished online December 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General; Economics of Health; Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development. 11450 words.

One major limitation to addressing child undernutrition is a lack of the information required to target resources. This article extends the small-area estimation technique of Elbers,...