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Insurance against poverty

Author: Stefan Dercon
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2007.
Series: UNU-WIDER studies in development economics
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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Poor people in developing countries are often affected by droughts, floods, illness, crop failure, job loss, and economic downturns. This book evaluates alternatives in widening insurance and social  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Dercon
ISBN: 9780199276837 0199276838
OCLC Number: 315600504
Description: XVI, 465 Seiten : Diagramme.
Contents: Overview ; RISK AND INSURANCE: EVIDENCE ; 1. Risk, Insurance and Poverty: a review ; 2. Consumption Smoothing Across Space: Testing Theories of Risk-Sharing in the ICRISAT Study Region of South India ; RISK AND POVERTY: THEORY ; 3. The Two Poverties ; 4. Inequality and Risk ; RISK AND POVERTY PERSISTENCE ; 5. Household Income Dynamics in Rural China ; 6. Health, Shocks and Poverty Persistence ; 7. The Macroeconomic Repercussions of Agricultural Shocks and their Implications for Insurance ; IDENTIFYING THE VULNERABLE ; 8. Measuring Vulnerability to Poverty ; 9. Targeting and Informal Insurance ; RISK AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS ; 10. Risk-Sharing and Endogenous Network Formation ; 11. Is a Friend in Need a Friend Indeed? Inclusion and Exclusion in Mutual Insurance Networks in Southern Ghana ; 12. The Gradual Erosion of the Social Security Function of Customary Land Tenure Arrangements in Lineage-Based Societies ; SAFETY NETS AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS ; 13. Do Public Transfers Crowd Out Private Transfers? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Mexico ; 14. Food Aid and Informal Insurance ; 15. Why isn't there more Financial Intermediation in Developing Countries? ; DEVELOPING BETTER PROTECTION FOR THE POOR ; 16. Can Food-for-Work Programmes Reduce Vulnerability? ; 17. Learning from Visa(R)? Incorporating Insurance Provisions in Microfinance Contracts ; 18. Can Financial Markets be Tapped to Help Poor People Cope with Weather Risks? ; CONCLUSION ; 19. Risk, Poverty, and Public Action
Series Title: UNU-WIDER studies in development economics
Responsibility: ed. by Stefan Dercon.

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