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Income Risk, Coping Strategies, and Safety Nets
Poor rural and urban households in developing countries face substantial risks, which they handle with risk-management and risk-coping strategies, including self-insurance through savings andExpand
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Do African Manufacturing Firms Learn from Exporting?
We use firm-level panel data for the manufacturing sector in four African countries to investigate whether exporting impacts on efficiency, and whether efficient firms self-select into the exportExpand
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In Sickness and in Health: Risk Sharing within Households in Rural Ethiopia
Much of the literature on consumption smoothing and on risk sharing has focused on the ability of the household as a unit to protect its consumption. Little is known about the ability of individualExpand
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The Future in Mind: Aspirations and Forward-Looking Behaviour in Rural Ethiopia
Poor people often do not make investments, even when returns are high. One possible explanation is that they have low aspirations and form mental models which ignore some options for investment. ThisExpand
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Consumption Risk, Technology Adoption, and Poverty Traps: Evidence from Ethiopia
Much has been written on the determinants of input and technology adoption in agriculture, with issues such as input availability, knowledge and education, risk preferences, profitability, and creditExpand
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Vulnerability: A Micro Perspective
High downside risk to income and livelihoods is part of life in developing countries. Climatic risks, economic fluctuations, and a large number of individual-specific shocks leave these householdsExpand
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School Inputs, Household Substitution, and Test Scores
Empirical studies of the relationship between school inputs and test scores typically do not account for the fact that households will respond to changes in school inputs. This paper presents aExpand
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Changes in Poverty in Rural Ethiopia 1989-1995: Measurement, Robustness Tests and Decomposition
Assessing changes in poverty levels over time is bedevilled by problems in questionnaire design, the choice of the poverty line, the exact timing of the survey and uncertainty about the appropriateExpand
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Chronic Poverty and All that: The Measurement of Poverty Over Time
We explore how to measure poverty over time, by focusing on trajectories of poverty rather than poverty at a particular point in time. We consider welfare outcomes over a period in time, consistingExpand
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On Market Integration and Liberalisation: Method and Application to Ethiopia
The article suggests further improvements in the methodology to analyse market integration. It provides corrections to and methodological extensions of recent work in this journal. It also presents aExpand
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