Poverty Traps and Safety Nets

  • Christopher B. Barrett
  • John G. McPeak
Part of the Economic Studies in Inequality, Social Exclusion and Well-Being book series (EIAP, volume 1)

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Azariadis, Costas and Allan Drazen (1990), “Threshold externalities and economic development,” Quarterly Journal of Economics 105,3: 501–526CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Assefa, Mulugeta (1990). Borana Cattle Herds: Productivity, constraints, and possible interventions. Master’s thesis Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.Google Scholar
  3. Banerjee, Abhijit V. and Andrew F. Newman (1993), “Occupational Choice and the Process of Development,” Journal of Political Economy 101,2: 274–298.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Barrett, Christopher B. (2002), “Food Security and Food Assistance Programs,” in B.L. Gardner and G.C. Rausser, eds., Handbook of Agricultural Economics (Amsterdam: Elsevier).Google Scholar
  5. Barrett, Christopher B. (forthcoming), “Rural Poverty Dynamics: Development Policy Implications,” Agricultural Economics.Google Scholar
  6. Barrett, Christopher B.; Mesfin Bezuneh, and Abdillahi A. Aboud (2001), “Income Diversification, Poverty Traps and Policy Shocks in Côte d’Ivoire and Kenya” Food Policy, 26,4: 367–384.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Barrett, Christopher B. and Daniel C. Clay (2003), “Self-Targeting Accuracy in the Presence of Imperfect Factor Markets: Evidence from Food-for-Work in Ethiopia,” Journal of Development Studies, 39,5: 152–180.Google Scholar
  8. Barrett, Christopher B., Paswel P. Marenya, John G. McPeak, Bart Minten, Festus M. Murithi, Willis Oluoch-Kosura, Frank Place, Jean Claude Randrianarisoa, Jhon Rasambainarivo and Justine Wangila (2004), “Welfare Dynamics in Rural Kenya and Madagascar,” Cornell University working paper.Google Scholar
  9. Barrett, Christopher B. and Daniel G. Maxwell (forthcoming), Food Aid After Fifty Years: Recasting Its Role. London: Routledge.Google Scholar
  10. Baulch, Bob and John Hoddinott, eds. (2000), Economic Mobility and Poverty Dynamics in Developing Countries. London: Frank Cass.Google Scholar
  11. Besley, Timothy and Stephen Coate (1992), ‘Workfare vs. Welfare: Incentive Arguments for Work Requirements in Poverty Alleviation Programs’, American Economic Review 82,2: 249–61.Google Scholar
  12. Bhargava, Alok and Martin Ravallion (1993), “Does Household Consumption Behave As A Martingale? A Test For Rural South India,” Review of Economics and Statistics 75,3: 500–504.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Carter, Michael R. and Julian May (1999), “Poverty, Livelihood and Class in Rural South Africa,” World Development 27,1: 1–20.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Chaudhuri, Shubham (2001), “Empirical methods for assessing household vulnerability to poverty,” Columbia University working paper.Google Scholar
  15. Chaudhuri, Shubham; Jyotsna Jalan and Asep Suryahadi (2002), “Assessing household vulnerability to poverty from cross-sectional data: A methodology and estimates from Indonesia” Columbia University working paper.Google Scholar
  16. Chavas, Jean Paul (2000), “The microeconomics of food security,” Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 44,1: 1–30.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Christiansen, Luc and Richard Boisvert (2000), “On measuring household food vulnerability: Case evidence from northern Mali,” Cornell University working paper.Google Scholar
  18. Dasgupta, Partha (1993), An Inquiry Into Well-Being and Destitution (Oxford: Oxford University Press).Google Scholar
  19. Dasgupta, Partha (1997), “Nutritional status, the capacity for work, and poverty traps,” Journal of Econometrics 77(1): 5–37.MATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Deaton, Angus (1992), “Household Saving in LDCs: Credit Markets, Insurance and Welfare,” Scandinavian Journal of Economics 94,2: 253–273.Google Scholar
  21. Dercon, Stefan, ed., (2004), Insurance Against Poverty (Oxford University Press).Google Scholar
  22. Dercon, Stefan (1998), “Wealth, risk and activity choice: cattle in Western Tanzania,” Journal of Development Economics, 55,1: 1–42.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Dercon, Stefan and John Hoddinott (2004), “Health, Shocks and Poverty Persistence,” in S. Dercon, ed., Insurance Against Poverty (Oxford University Press).Google Scholar
  24. Dercon, Stefan and Pramila Krishnan (2003), “Food Aid and Informal Insurance,” University of Oxford Centre for the Study of African Economies working paper.Google Scholar
  25. Durlauf, Steven (1996), “A Theory of Persistent Income Inequality,” Journal of Economic Growth 1,1: 75–93.MATHMathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. Elbers, Chris and Jan-Willem Gunning (2003), “Estimating Vulnerability,” Free University of Amsterdam working paper.Google Scholar
  27. Foster, James; Joel Greer and Erik Thorbecke (1984), “A class of decomposable poverty measures,” Econometrica 52(3):761–766.Google Scholar
  28. Fratkin, Elliot and Eric Roth. (1990). Drought and Economic Differentiation among Ariaal Pastoralists of Kenya. Human Ecology. 18(4): 385–402.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  29. Friedman, Milton (1957), A Theory of the Consumption Function. Princeton: Princeton University Press.Google Scholar
  30. Galor, Oded and Joseph Zeira (1993), “Income distribution and macroeconomics,” Review of Economic Studies 60,1: 35–52.Google Scholar
  31. Glewwe, Paul; Hanan Jacoby, and Elizabeth King (2001), “Early Childhood Nutrition and Academic Achievement: A Longitudinal Analysis,” Journal of Public Economics 81,3: 345–368.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. Glomm, Gerhard and Michael G. Palumbo (1993), “Optimal intertemporal consumption decisions under the threat of starvation,” Journal of Development Economics 42,2: 271–291.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. Grootaert, Christian and Ravi Kanbur (1995), “The Lucky Few amidst Economic Decline: Distributional Change in Côte d’Ivoire as Seen through Panel Data Sets, 1985–88,” Journal of Development Studies 31,4: 603–19.Google Scholar
  34. Hoddinott, John and Bill Kinsey (2001), “Child Health in the Time of Drought,” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics 63,3: 409–436.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  35. Hoff, Karla and Amartya Sen (2002), “A Simple Theory of the Extended Family System and Market Barriers to the Poor” World Bank working paper.Google Scholar
  36. International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (2002), World Disasters Report 2002. Geneva: IFRCRCS.Google Scholar
  37. Koopmans, Tjalling C. (1957), Three Essays on the State of Economic Science. New York: McGraw-Hill.Google Scholar
  38. Ligon, Ethan and Laura Schechter (2002), “Measuring Vulnerability,” University of California at Berkeley working paper.Google Scholar
  39. Loury, Glenn C. (1981), “Intergenerational Transfers and the Distribution of Earnings,” Econometrics 49,4: 843–867.MATHGoogle Scholar
  40. Lucas, Robert (1988), “On the mechanics of economic development,” Journal of Monetary Economics, 22,1: 2–42.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  41. Lybbert, Travis J.; Christopher B. Barrett, Solomon Desta and D. Layne Coppock (2004), “Stochastic Wealth Dynamics and Risk Management Among A Poor Population,” Economic Journal.Google Scholar
  42. Martorell, Reynoldo (1999), “The nature of child malnutrition and its long-term implications,” Food and Nutrition Bulletin 20,2: 288–292.Google Scholar
  43. McPeak, John G. (2004), “Contrasting income shocks with asset shocks: Livestock sales in northern Kenya,” Oxford Economic Papers, 56: 263–284.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  44. McPeak, John G. and Christopher B. Barrett (2001), “Differential Risk Exposure and Stochastic Poverty Traps Among East African Pastoralists,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 83: 674–679.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  45. Mookherjee, Dilip and Debraj Ray (2002), “Contractual Structure and Wealth Accumulation,” American Economic Review 92,4: 818–849.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  46. Mude, Andrew; John McPeak, Jacqueline Vanderpuye-Orgle, Christopher B. Barrett, Amare Yirbecho, Getachew Gebru, and Erin Lentz. (2003). Codebook for Data Collected Under the USAID Global Livestock Collaborative Research Support Program “Improving Pastoral Risk Management on East African Rangelands”. Cornell University mimeo.Google Scholar
  47. Naifeh, Mary (1998), “Dynamics of Well-Being, Poverty 1993–94: Trap Door? Revolving Door? Or Both?” Current Population Reports, Household Economic Studies. U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C.Google Scholar
  48. Pritchett, Lant; Asep Suryahadi and Sudarno Sumarto (2000), “Quantifying vulnerability to poverty: A proposed measure, with application to Indonesia,” SMERU working paper.Google Scholar
  49. Ravallion, Martin (1991), ‘Reaching the Rural Poor through Public Employment: Arguments, Lessons, and Evidence from South Asia’, World Bank Research Observer 6,1: 153–76.MathSciNetGoogle Scholar
  50. Ravallion, Martin (1999), ‘Appraising Workfare’ World Bank Research Observer 14,1: 31–48.Google Scholar
  51. Ravallion, Martin; Gaurav Datt and Subham Chaudhuri (1993), ‘Does Maharashtra’s Employment Guarantee Scheme Guarantee Employment? Effects of the 1988 Wage Increase’, Economic Development and Cultural Change 41,2: 251–75.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  52. Ray, Debraj and Peter Streufert (1993), “Dynamic equilibria with unemployment due to undernourishment,” Economic Theory 3,1: 61–85.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  53. Romer, Paul (1986), “Increasing returns and long run growth,” Journal of Political Economy 94,4: 1002–37.Google Scholar
  54. Smith, Kevin; Christopher B. Barrett, and Paul W. Box (2001), “Not Necessarily in the Same Boat: Heterogeneous Risk Assessment Among East African Pastoralists,” Journal of Development Studies, 37,5: 1–30.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  55. Solow, Robert (1956), “A contribution to the theory of economic growth,” Quarterly Journal of Economics, 70,1: 65–94.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  56. Strauss, John and Duncan Thomas (1997), “Health, Nutrition and Economic Development,” Journal of Economic Literature 36,2: 766–817.Google Scholar
  57. Upton, Martin (1986). “Production Policies for Pastoralists: The Borana Case” Agricultural Systems 20: 17–35CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  58. von Braun, Joachim (ed.) (1995), Employment for Poverty Reduction and Food Security, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington DC.Google Scholar
  59. Zimmerman, Frederick and Michael R. Carter (2003), “Asset smoothing, consumption smoothing and the reproduction of inequality under risk and subsistence constraints,” Journal of Development Economics 71,2: 233–260.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher B. Barrett
    • 1
  • John G. McPeak
    • 2
  1. 1.Cornell UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Syracuse UniversitySyracuse

Personalised recommendations