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Commune Shocks, Household Assets, and Economic Well-Being in Madagascar

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  • Mills, Bradford F.
  • del Ninno, Carlo
  • Rajemsison, Harivelo

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Rural households in developing countries are buffeted by environmental, social, health and economic shocks. This paper provides an empirical vignette of the frequency and spatial distribution of such shocks in Madagascar. The association between shocks, community and household assets, and levels of economic well-being (as measured by per-capita expenditures) is then explored, along with the implications for reducing levels of chronic poverty.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO with number 19956.

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  1. Harttgen, Kenneth & Günther, Isabel, 2006. "Households' Vulnerability to Covariate and Idiosyncratic Shocks," Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Berlin 2006 10, Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics.
  2. Gaspart, Frédéric & Thomas, Anne-Claire, 2012. "Does poverty trap rural Malagasy households?," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/10594, Paris Dauphine University.
  3. Kenneth Harttgen & Isabel Günther, 2007. "Estimating Vulnerability to Covariate and Idiosyncratic Shocks," Ibero America Institute for Econ. Research (IAI) Discussion Papers 154, Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research.
  4. Frédéric Gaspart & Anne-Claire Thomas, 2012. "Does poverty trap rural Malagasy households?," Working Papers DT/2012/07, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation).

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