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Title Insurance against poverty [electronic resource] / edited by Stefan Dercon.
Publication Info Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.



Descript xvi, 465 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Note Series title from jacket.
"A study prepared by the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU/WIDER)."
Contents Risk, insurance, and poverty : a review / Stefan Dercon -- Consumption smoothing across space : testing theories of risk-sharing in the ICRISAT study region of South India / Jonathan Morduch -- The two poverties / Abhijit V. Banerjee -- Inequality and risk / Marcel Fafchamps -- Household income dynamics in rural China / Jyotsna Jalan and Martin Ravallion -- Health, shocks, and poverty persistence / Stefan Dercon and John Hoddinott -- The macroeconomic repercussions of agricultural shocks and their implications for insurance / Paul Collier -- Measuring vulnerability to poverty / Gisele Kamanou and Jonathan Morduch -- Targeting and informal insurance / Ethan Ligon -- Risk-sharing and endogenous network formation / Joachim De Weerdt -- Is a friend in need a friend indeed? Inclusion and exclusion in mutual insurance networks in Southern Ghana / Markus Goldstein, Alain de Janvry, and Elisabeth Sadoulet -- The gradual erosion of the social security function of customary land tenure arrangements in lineage-based societies / Jean-Philippe Platteau -- Do public transfers crowd out private transfers? Evidence from a randomized experiment in Mexico / Pedro Albarran and Orazio P. Attanasio -- Food aid and informal insurance / Stefan Dercon and Pramila Krishnan -- Why is there not more financial intermediation in developing countries? / Jonathan Conning and Michael Kevane -- Can food-for-work programmes reduce vulnerability? / Christopher B. Barrett, Stein Holden, and Daniel C. Clay -- Learning from Visa®? Incorporating insurance provisions in microfinance contracts / Loïc Sadoulet -- Can financial markets be tapped to help poor people cope with weather risks? / Jerry Skees ... [et al.] -- Risk, poverty, and public action / Stefan Dercon.
Note .
ISBN 0199276838 (alk. paper)
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Series [UNU-WIDER studies in development economics]
Studies in development economics.
Subject Poverty -- Developing countries.
Risk -- Developing countries.
Alt author World Institute for Development Economics Research.
Dercon, Stefan.
Descript xvi, 465 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Note Series title from jacket.
"A study prepared by the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU/WIDER)."
Contents Risk, insurance, and poverty : a review / Stefan Dercon -- Consumption smoothing across space : testing theories of risk-sharing in the ICRISAT study region of South India / Jonathan Morduch -- The two poverties / Abhijit V. Banerjee -- Inequality and risk / Marcel Fafchamps -- Household income dynamics in rural China / Jyotsna Jalan and Martin Ravallion -- Health, shocks, and poverty persistence / Stefan Dercon and John Hoddinott -- The macroeconomic repercussions of agricultural shocks and their implications for insurance / Paul Collier -- Measuring vulnerability to poverty / Gisele Kamanou and Jonathan Morduch -- Targeting and informal insurance / Ethan Ligon -- Risk-sharing and endogenous network formation / Joachim De Weerdt -- Is a friend in need a friend indeed? Inclusion and exclusion in mutual insurance networks in Southern Ghana / Markus Goldstein, Alain de Janvry, and Elisabeth Sadoulet -- The gradual erosion of the social security function of customary land tenure arrangements in lineage-based societies / Jean-Philippe Platteau -- Do public transfers crowd out private transfers? Evidence from a randomized experiment in Mexico / Pedro Albarran and Orazio P. Attanasio -- Food aid and informal insurance / Stefan Dercon and Pramila Krishnan -- Why is there not more financial intermediation in developing countries? / Jonathan Conning and Michael Kevane -- Can food-for-work programmes reduce vulnerability? / Christopher B. Barrett, Stein Holden, and Daniel C. Clay -- Learning from Visa®? Incorporating insurance provisions in microfinance contracts / Loïc Sadoulet -- Can financial markets be tapped to help poor people cope with weather risks? / Jerry Skees ... [et al.] -- Risk, poverty, and public action / Stefan Dercon.
Note .
ISBN 0199276838 (alk. paper)
Series [UNU-WIDER studies in development economics]
Studies in development economics.
Subject Poverty -- Developing countries.
Risk -- Developing countries.
Alt author World Institute for Development Economics Research.
Dercon, Stefan.

Subject Poverty -- Developing countries.
Risk -- Developing countries.
Descript xvi, 465 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Note Series title from jacket.
"A study prepared by the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU/WIDER)."
Contents Risk, insurance, and poverty : a review / Stefan Dercon -- Consumption smoothing across space : testing theories of risk-sharing in the ICRISAT study region of South India / Jonathan Morduch -- The two poverties / Abhijit V. Banerjee -- Inequality and risk / Marcel Fafchamps -- Household income dynamics in rural China / Jyotsna Jalan and Martin Ravallion -- Health, shocks, and poverty persistence / Stefan Dercon and John Hoddinott -- The macroeconomic repercussions of agricultural shocks and their implications for insurance / Paul Collier -- Measuring vulnerability to poverty / Gisele Kamanou and Jonathan Morduch -- Targeting and informal insurance / Ethan Ligon -- Risk-sharing and endogenous network formation / Joachim De Weerdt -- Is a friend in need a friend indeed? Inclusion and exclusion in mutual insurance networks in Southern Ghana / Markus Goldstein, Alain de Janvry, and Elisabeth Sadoulet -- The gradual erosion of the social security function of customary land tenure arrangements in lineage-based societies / Jean-Philippe Platteau -- Do public transfers crowd out private transfers? Evidence from a randomized experiment in Mexico / Pedro Albarran and Orazio P. Attanasio -- Food aid and informal insurance / Stefan Dercon and Pramila Krishnan -- Why is there not more financial intermediation in developing countries? / Jonathan Conning and Michael Kevane -- Can food-for-work programmes reduce vulnerability? / Christopher B. Barrett, Stein Holden, and Daniel C. Clay -- Learning from Visa®? Incorporating insurance provisions in microfinance contracts / Loïc Sadoulet -- Can financial markets be tapped to help poor people cope with weather risks? / Jerry Skees ... [et al.] -- Risk, poverty, and public action / Stefan Dercon.
Note .
Alt author World Institute for Development Economics Research.
Dercon, Stefan.
ISBN 0199276838 (alk. paper)

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