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Vulnerability to Poverty in Papua New Guinea in 1996

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  • Raghbendra Jha
  • Tu Dang

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This paper uses cross-section data from the 1996 Papua New Guinea Household Survey to assess household vulnerability to poverty in Papua New Guinea. Vulnerability varies across regions, household size, gender and level of education of households. We use a simple empirical model that permits estimation of vulnerability to poverty assuming that households have the same conditional distribution of consumption in a stationary environment. Although this approach does not capture all dimensions of vulnerability, it at least raises the policy interest that vulnerability should be considered alongside poverty. Copyright 2010 The Authors. Asian Economic Journal 2010 East Asian Economic Association and Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Article provided by East Asian Economic Association in its journal Asian Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 24 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (09)
Pages: 235-251

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Handle: RePEc:bla:asiaec:v:24:y:2010:i:3:p:235-251

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  1. Mohiburrahman Iqbal, 2013. "Vulnerability to expected poverty in Afghanistan," ASARC Working Papers 2013-14, The Australian National University, Australia South Asia Research Centre.
  2. Hardeweg, Bernd & Wagener, Andreas & Waibel, Hermann, 2013. "A distributional approach to comparing vulnerability, applied to rural provinces in Thailand and Vietnam," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 25(C), pages 53-65.

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