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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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How Sensitive is the Demand for Primary Education to Changes in Economic Factors?

Helena Skyt Nielsen.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2001; p ublished online August 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Economic Development; African Studies. 0 words.

During the recession in the 1970s and 1980s in less‐developed countries in general and in Zambia in specific, private costs of schooling increased and school quality deteriorated. Combined...

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Can Nature Drive Economic Growth?

Kate Fuller, Mahri Monson, Jennifer Ward and Leah Greden Mathews.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development. 3917 words.

The conditions that lead to successful economic development are diverse and place sensitive. Recent research supports the notion that there is a correlation between the presence of natural...

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CommentaryThe revenge of the places that don’t matter (and what to do about it)

Andrés Rodríguez-Pose.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

March 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics. 10200 words.

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Persistent poverty, economic decay and lack of opportunities are at the root of considerable discontent in declining and lagging-behind areas the...

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The Sensitivity of Returns to Research Calculations to Supply Elasticity

James F. Oehmke and Eric W. Crawford.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

May 2002; p ublished online May 2002 .

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

Returns to research are thought to be robust under alternative supply elasticity assumptions. We show, both conceptually and numerically, how advances in approximating social benefits make...

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An Integrated Epidemiological-Economic Analysis of Foot and Mouth Disease: Applications to the Southern Cone of South America

Karl M. Rich and Alex Winter-Nelson.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2007; p ublished online August 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 9214 words.

Animal disease outbreaks impose significant economic costs that evolve over space and time, but few studies have explicitly modeled their temporal and spatial impacts. Using an integrated...

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Food Security and Agricultural Protection in South Korea

John C. Beghin, Jean-Christophe Bureau and Sung Joon Park.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2003; p ublished online August 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 9083 words.

South Korea has been pursuing food self-sufficiency using high tariffs and high administrative prices in key agricultural and food markets. Using a dual approach to trade and trade...

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Regional or National Poverty Lines? The Case of Uganda in the 1990s

Simon Appleton.

in Journal of African Economies

December 2003; p ublished online December 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Economic Development; African Studies. 0 words.

Absolute poverty lines are often derived from the cost of obtaining sufficient calories. Where staples vary across regions, such poverty lines may differ depending on whether they are set...

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To Mitigate or to Adapt: Is that the Question? Observations on an Appropriate Response to the Climate Change Challenge to Development Strategies

Zmarak Shalizi and Franck Lecocq.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2010; p ublished online September 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Environmental Economics; Economic Development. 10956 words.

Climate change is a new and important challenge to development strategies. In light of the current literature a framework for assessing responses to this challenge is provided. The presence...

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The Utilisation of Curative Healthcare in Mozambique: Does Income Matter?

Magnus Lindelow.

in Journal of African Economies

September 2005; p ublished online September 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Development Studies; Economic Development; African Studies. 0 words.

In Mozambique, easily treatable diseases such as malaria, diarrhoea and respiratory infections contribute to a heavy burden of disease. Notwithstanding efforts by the Mozambican government...

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Poverty and Inequality: A Micro Framework

Abdelkrim Araar and Jean-Yves Duclos.

in Journal of African Economies

June 2010; p ublished online March 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Welfare Economics; Economic Development. 8740 words.

This paper explores the link between poverty and inequality through an analysis of the poverty impact of changes in income-component inequality and in between- and within-group inequality....

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Robust Comparisons of Malnutrition in Developing Countries

David E. Sahn and David C. Stifel.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

August 2002; p ublished online August 2002 .

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

We use Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) to make international and inter-temporal welfare comparisons. While most poverty analyses rely on expenditures or income, we use anthropometric...

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The Link between Poverty and Undernourishment: Uncovering a Methodological Flaw

Silke Gabbert and Hans-Peter Weikard.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Welfare and Poverty; Demographic Economics; Agricultural Economics; Economic Development. 2015 words.

In their Food Security Assessment, the U.S. Department of Agriculture uses income data and a cross-country Engel curve for food energy (energy—income curve) to estimate...

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Forest Management, Conservation, and Global Timber Markets

Brent Sohngen, Robert Mendelsohn and Roger Sedjo.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

February 1999; p ublished online February 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Primary Products; Renewable Resources and Conservation; Economic Development. 0 words.

This article develops a global timber market model which captures how timber supply reacts to future predicted increases in the demand for timber. Higher future demand is expected to...

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The Economic Effects of a Borrower Bailout: Evidence from an Emerging Market

Xavier Giné and Martin Kanz.

in The Review of Financial Studies

May 2018; p ublished online July 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Banking; Financial Regulation; Economic Development; Development Planning and Policy. 14699 words.

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We study the credit market impact and real effects of one of the largest borrower bailouts in history, enacted by the government of India against the...

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Conditional Cash Transfers and HIV/AIDS Prevention: Unconditionally Promising?

Hans-Peter Kohler and Rebecca L. Thornton.

in The World Bank Economic Review

June 2012; p ublished online November 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Design of Experiments; Economic Development. 10811 words.

Conditional cash transfers (CCTs) have recently received considerable attention as a potentially innovative and effective approach to the prevention of HIV/AIDS. We evaluate a conditional...

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