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Subbarao, K.

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Works: 82 works in 254 publications in 1 language and 5,181 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Vital statistics 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: HD9016.I42, 362.582
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Safety net programs and poverty reduction : lessons from cross-country experience by K Subbarao( Book )
14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Social gains from female education : a cross-national study by K Subbarao( Book )
24 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
This paper on the social gains from female education is part of a series, prepared by the World Bank, on the benefits of improving opportunities for women. The paper suggests that expanding women's opportunities enhances their productivity and earning potential and thus contributes to better economic performance and poverty alleviation. Education raises the productivity and earnings of both men and women. Over time female education also contributes to slower population growth and healthier families. The Bank believes that in efforts to expand women's opportunities, priority should be given to education through the secondary level, reproductive health, agriculture, private entrepreneurship, and the wage labor force. This paper is concerned with the estimation of these social gains from female education at the secondary level. The paper examines the role of female education, measured by gross enrollment rates at the secondary level, relative to, and or in combination with, some health and family planning services that influence fertility and infant mortality. It uses reduced form estimation of the total fertility rate and infant mortality rate. The paper presents cross country regressions based on data drawn from 72 developing countries. The analysis in this paper generally shows that female secondary education, family planning, and health programs all affect fertility and mortality, and the effect of female secondary education appears to be very strong. Results suggest that family planning will reduce fertility more when combined with female education, especially in countries that now have low female secondary enrollment levels. (DK)
Reaching out to Africa's orphans : a framework for public action by K Subbarao( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
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Women in higher education : progress, constraints, and promising initiatives by K Subbarao( Book )
17 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
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Agricultural price policy and income distribution in India by Alain De Janvry( Book )
8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Selected social safety net programs in the Philippines : targeting, cost-effectiveness, and options for reform by K Subbarao( Book )
17 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
India's public distribution system : a national and international perspective by R Radhakrishna( Book )
13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Improving nutrition in India : policies and programs and their impact by K Subbarao( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Unstable agriculture and droughts : implications for policy by C. H Hanumantha Rao( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Namibia's social safety net : issues and options for reform by K Subbarao( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 77 libraries worldwide
October 1998 At a time when Namibia's informal social safety net is failing the poor, Namibia has too many poorly administered formal programs. The result: regional bias, exclusion errors, and fraud. It seems highly desirable for the formal system to comprise four programs: a social pension plus grants for poor children, blind people, and the disabled. In Namibia, the extended family is a big shock absorber: informal sharing arrangements between and within households are a unique source of strength. Grandparents contribute enormously to the continuation of this safety net by letting the entire family share their social pension in times of need and by looking after their grandchildren when parents are away or infected by AIDS. But these informal safety nets are not robust at times of drought and are strained when unemployment, and the burden of children of AIDS-infected parents, are high. Among formal safety net programs, the social pension and the disability grant touch the lives of the poor more than other programs, but the administration of both programs needs to improve. Namibia is one of the few African countries to administer a social pension for everyone 60 and over-a safety net that has potential to significantly reduce poverty. But the program suffers from undercoverage (exclusion errors) in the heavily populated and poorer North. With the disability pension, regional asymmetry is pervasive and needs immediate correction. Child allowances should relieve poverty, but the three main grants for needy children are heavily urban-biased and regionally asymmetric. The bias toward urban and middle-class children is greatest for in-kind (school feeding and shelter/housing) programs. A priority should be placed on reallocating public resources to upgrade squatter settlements and single-room apartments. Nongovernmental organizations need to be encouraged to explore demand-driven approaches to promoting informal businesses in rural Namibia. Programs to subsidize welfare homes and remit rent for apartments where rent is overdue should be eliminated to free up resources for social pensions and disability grants. It appears best to supplement cash transfer programs by a better targeted shelter/housing program and an expanded labor-based works program (implemented by private contractors). The Northern and Northeastern provinces are underserved by all transfer programs; coverage in the North must improve. Further decentralization should help rationalize the deployment of staff resources in social welfare. This paper is a product of the Poverty Division, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network. The author may be contacted at ksubbarao@worldbank.org
Rice marketing system and compulsory levies in Andhra Pradesh : a study of public intervention in foodgrain marketing by K Subbarao( Book )
5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Toward an understanding of household vulnerability in rural Kenya by K Subbarao( file )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Considerations of risk and vulnerability are key to understanding the dynamics of poverty. Christiaensen and Subbarao conceive vulnerability as expected poverty and illustrate a methodology to empirically assess household vulnerability using pseudo panel data derived from repeated cross sections augmented with historical information on shocks. Application of the methodology to data from rural Kenya shows that in 1994 rural households faced on average a 40 percent chance of becoming poor in the future. Households in arid areas that experience large rainfall volatility appear more vulnerable than those in non-arid areas, where malaria emerges as a key risk factor. Idiosyncratic shocks also cause non-negligible consumption volatility. Possession of cattle and sheep and goats appears ineffective in protecting consumption against covariant shocks, though sheep and goats help reduce the effect of idiosyncratic shocks, especially in arid zones. Of the policy instruments simulated, interventions directed at reducing the incidence of malaria, promoting adult literacy, and improving market accessibility hold most promise to reduce vulnerability. This paper--a product of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management 2, Africa Technical Families--is part of a larger effort in the region to integrate household vulnerability issues in the policy dialogue
Public works as a safety net : design, evidence, and implementation ( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Public Works as a Safety Net: Design, Evidence, and Implementation reviews the conceptual underpinnings and operational elements of public works programs around the world. Drawing from a rich evidence base including program documentation, policy papers, peer-reviewed publications, and empirical data from over 40 countries, it provides an overview of the state of public works programs and how they function as part of wider social protection systems. The book provides a comprehensive analysis of the design features and alternative models of public works implemented under diverse country settings. Topics covered include program objectives, institutional and financing arrangements, targeting, costs and benefits, gender considerations, and monitoring and evaluation. Political economy issues that inform the development and effectiveness of public works programs are also addressed, bringing into focus the centrality of governance and transparency to ensure the achievement of program outcomes. The comprehensive nature of the review, and its thorough analysis of available data, fills a gap in knowledge related to public works program design and implementation. The book should benefit both policy makers and practitioners involved in public works planning. It will also help inform future efforts to incorporate public works as an important tool of an integrated national social protection systems, that will help respond to unpredictable global shocks leading to sudden declines in employment, whether seasonal or systemic
Jamaica's Food Stamp Program Impacts on Poverty and Welfare by Kene Ezemenari( file )
2 editions published in 1999 in Undetermined and English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Without the food stamp program, the poverty gap in Jamaica would have been much worse during the early 1990s, when the Jamaican dollar was being devalued. Households with elderly members and young children benefited most from the program. - Ezemenari and Subbarao examine how the food stamp program affected measures of poverty during devaluation of the Jamaican dollar in the early 1990s. They find that without the food stamp program, the poverty gap in Jamaica would have been much worse, especially in 1990 and 1991. For the country as a whole, not having a food stamp program wouldn't have affected the incidence of poverty significantly, but particular groups among the poor would have fared worse. Households with elderly residents benefited most from the program. Households with young children benefited more than households without, in terms of the poverty headcount and gap. The program also appears to have had more effect on extremely poor households than on those of the transient poor (people who move in and out of poverty). Explicitly incorporating behavioral responses into the model reduces the contribution of food stamps to household consumption and poverty, but the poorest benefited most from the program even after accounting for behavioral responses. The program contributed more to reducing poverty than to smoothing consumption. This paper - a product of the Poverty Division, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network - was presented at the World Bank Institute workshop Evaluating the Impact of Development Interventions: Concepts, Methods and Cases, December 9-10, 1998. The authors may be contacted at kezemenari@worldbank.org or ksubbarao@worldbank.org
Jamaica's food stamp program : impacts on poverty and welfare by Kene Ezemenari( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Without the food stamp program, the poverty gap in Jamaica would have been much worse during the early 1990s, when the Jamaican dollar was being devalued. Households with elderly members and young children benefited most from the program. - Ezemenari and Subbarao examine how the food stamp program affected measures of poverty during devaluation of the Jamaican dollar in the early 1990s. They find that without the food stamp program, the poverty gap in Jamaica would have been much worse, especially in 1990 and 1991. For the country as a whole, not having a food stamp program wouldn't have affected the incidence of poverty significantly, but particular groups among the poor would have fared worse. Households with elderly residents benefited most from the program. Households with young children benefited more than households without, in terms of the poverty headcount and gap. The program also appears to have had more effect on extremely poor households than on those of the transient poor (people who move in and out of poverty). Explicitly incorporating behavioral responses into the model reduces the contribution of food stamps to household consumption and poverty, but the poorest benefited most from the program even after accounting for behavioral responses. The program contributed more to reducing poverty than to smoothing consumption. This paper - a product of the Poverty Division, Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network - was presented at the World Bank Institute workshop Evaluating the Impact of Development Interventions: Concepts, Methods and Cases, December 9-10, 1998. The authors may be contacted at kezemenari@worldbank.org or ksubbarao@worldbank.org
India's public distribution system a national and international perspective ( file )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Agricultural marketing and credit by K Subbarao( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Rural poverty in India, 1973-86 by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Global development : is the gap widening or closing by Nanak Kakwani( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
The crisis hits home : stress-testing households in Europe and Central Asia ( file )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The crisis threatens the welfare of about 160 million people in the Europe and Central Asia region and a new round of price increases triggered by currency adjustments is expected. However, compared with previous crises, households and governments alike face difficult choices over spending priorities
 
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Alternative Names
Kalanidhi Subbarao.
Subbarao, K.
Subbarao, K. (Kalanidhi)
Subbarao, Kalanidhi.
Subbarao, Kalinidhi.
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