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Food-For-Work versus Cash-For-Work: Emergency Assistance in Palestine

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  • Marco Missaglia
  • Paul de Boer

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In this paper we analyse the provision of emergency assistance (food assistance, cash transfers, employment programmes, etc) to a country whose economy has been decimated since the start of the second intifada. We try to simulate the different potential effects brought about by these different policies and, in particular, to draw some policy implications concerning the Food-for-Work versus Cash-for-Work debate. To that end we have constructed a general equilibrium model of the Palestinian economy that we calibrate on the (pre-intifada) Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) of 1998. We give a so-called 'intifada-shock' to construct a counterfactual 'post-intifada' SAM which serves as basis for our policy simulations. We show that monetary aid from abroad is to be preferred to food aid from abroad. We argue that a labour-oriented approach (subsidizing the most labour-intensive sectors) is to be preferred to a welfare-oriented approach where the subsidized sectors produce those goods that dominate the consumption basket.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Economic Systems Research.

Volume (Year): 16 (2004)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 367-390

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Handle: RePEc:taf:ecsysr:v:16:y:2004:i:4:p:367-390

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Keywords: Food-for-work; cash-for-work; computable general equilibrium model; Palestine;

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Cited by:
  1. Botta, Alberto, 2010. "The Palestinian economy and its trade pattern: Stylised facts and alternative modelling strategies," MPRA Paper 29719, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. de Boer, P.M.C. & Missaglia, M., 2005. "Introducing the indirect addilog system in a computable general equilibrium model: a case study for Palestine," Econometric Institute Research Papers EI 2005-25, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Econometric Institute.
  3. Paul de Boer, 2010. "Modeling Household Behavior in a CGE Model: Linear Expenditure System or Indirect Addilog?," DEGIT Conference Papers c015_059, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade.
  4. de Boer, P.M.C., 2009. "Modeling household behavior in a CGE model: linear expenditure system or indirect addilog?," Econometric Institute Research Papers EI 2009-16, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Econometric Institute.
  5. de Boer, P.M.C. & Missaglia, M., 2005. "Economic consequences of intifada," Econometric Institute Research Papers EI 2005-21, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Econometric Institute.
  6. de Boer, P.M.C. & Missaglia, M., 2007. "Economic consequences of intifada: a sequel," Econometric Institute Research Papers EI 2007-39, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Econometric Institute.
  7. de Boer, P.M.C., 2008. "Lack of peaceful resolution with Israel: economic cost for Palestinians," Econometric Institute Research Papers EI 2008-23, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Econometric Institute.
  8. de Boer, P.M.C. & Missaglia, M., 2006. "Estimation of income elasticities and their use in a CGE model in Palestine," Econometric Institute Research Papers EI 2006-12, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Econometric Institute.

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