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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Tracking Poverty Over Time in the Absence of Comparable Consumption Data

David Stifel and Luc Christiaensen.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2007; p ublished online June 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Data Collection and Date Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs; Welfare and Poverty. 8966 words.

Following the endorsement by the international community of the Millennium Development Goals, there has been an increasing demand for practical methods for steadily tracking poverty. An...

Infant Mortality in Uganda: Determinants, Trends and the Millennium Development Goals

Sarah Ssewanyana and Stephen D. Younger.

in Journal of African Economies

January 2008; p ublished online April 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economics of Health. 8620 words.

Unusually for an African economy, Uganda's growth has been rapid and sustained for an extended period of time. Further, this growth has clearly translated into substantial declines in...

Determinants of Children's Nutritional Status in Kenya: Evidence from Demographic and Health Surveys

Jane Kabubo-Mariara, Godfrey K. Ndenge and Domisiano K. Mwabu.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2009; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economics of Health; Demographic Economics. 7619 words.

This paper uses a pooled sample of the 1998 and 2003 Demographic and Health Survey data sets for Kenya to analyse the determinants of children's nutritional status. We investigate the...

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...

Government Spending, Growth and Poverty in Rural India

Shenggen Fan, Peter Hazell and Sukhadeo Thorat.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

November 2000; p ublished online November 2000 .

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

Using state-level data for 1970–93, a simultaneous equation model was developed to estimate the direct and indirect effects of different types of government expenditure on ruralpoverty and...

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Impact of Participatory Forestry Program on Sustainable Rural Livelihoods: Lessons From an Indian Province

Nimai Das.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

September 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics. 9786 words.

This paper examines how rural livelihoods are improved owing to the impact of policy interventions through community-driven forest management in West Bengal, India. As an instance of...

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An Alternative to Developing Stores in Food Deserts: Can Changes in SNAP Benefits Make a Difference?

Margaret Andrews, Rhea Bhatta and Michele Ver Ploeg.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

March 2013; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Economics of Health; Agricultural Economics. 8561 words.

In the search for policies to reduce the effects of limited food access, little consideration has been given to how economic incentives could be used to make it easier for low-income...

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The Poor under Globalization in Asia, Latin America, and Africa

Edited by Machiko Nissanke and Erik Thorbecke.

May 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Book. Subjects: International Economics; Welfare and Poverty; Economic Development and Growth; Economic Development. 504 pages.

Globalization and poverty epitomize two of the most pressing contemporary international development issues. Despite the enormous potential of globalization in accelerating economic growth...

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Is there a link between quality of employment and indebtedness? the case of urban low-income households in Ecuador

Maria Sagrario Floro and John Messier.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2011; p ublished online October 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Economic Development. 11849 words.

The paper explores the incidence of high indebtedness or financial stress among urban, poor households in Ecuador and demonstrates its relation with the quality of employment. We argue that...

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Job security and job protection

Andrew Clark and Fabien Postel-Vinay.

in Oxford Economic Papers

April 2009; p ublished online June 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Welfare and Poverty; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 12772 words.

We construct indicators of the perception of job security for various job types in 12 European countries using individual data from the European Community Household Panel (ECHP). We then...

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