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The implications of Consumption from Self-produce for Vulnerability to Poverty in Turkey

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  • Hasan Tekguc

    (Mardin Artuklu Univeristy)

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First, I calculate separate poverty lines for urban, self-producing rural and other rural households. Second, I analyze vulnerability to income poverty and food poverty in Turkey and show that while self-producing rural households are as vulnerable to income poverty as other rural households, they are much less vulnerable to food poverty. Policymakers who promote “commercialization” and disregard the positive nutritional role played by self-producing could inadvertently do more harm than good.

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Paper provided by Mardin Artuklu Univeristy, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2011-02.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2010
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Handle: RePEc:mrd:martwp:2011-02

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Postal: Mardin Artuklu Univeristy Sosyal Bilimler Enstitusu Diyarbakir Yolu, Yenisehir Mardin, 47100 Turkey
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Web page: http://iktisat.artuklu.edu.tr/
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Keywords: poverty lines; vulnerability to poverty; Turkey;

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  1. Pritchett, Lant & Suryahadi, Asep & Sumarto, Sudarno, 2000. "Quantifying vulnerability to poverty - a proposed measure, applied to Indonesia," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2437, The World Bank.
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