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Assessing the Vulnerability of Agricultural Households to Macroeconomic Shocks: Evidence from Mexico

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  • Rubio, Gloria M.
  • Soloaga, Isidro

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This paper uses cross-sectional data from Mexico before and after the 1994 peso crisis to analyze rural household vulnerability to macroeconomic shocks. The study suggests that agricultural households are less vulnerable than non-agricultural households. The impacts vary depending on type of production and specialization level. Among agricultural households, those with a higher proportion of corn and bean production for self-consumption fared better than households which engaged in stronger market participation. Although the decline in their monetary income and consumption was more or less similar to that of the more market-oriented agricultural households, they were better able to shield their total income and consumption as well as their food expenditures.

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  • Rubio, Gloria M. & Soloaga, Isidro, 2004. "Assessing the Vulnerability of Agricultural Households to Macroeconomic Shocks: Evidence from Mexico," eJADE: electronic Journal of Agricultural and Development Economics, Food and Agriculture Organization, Agricultural and Development Economics Division, vol. 1(1).
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    1. de la Fuente, Alejandro & Ortiz-Juarez, Eduardo & Rodriguez-Castelan, Carlos, 2015. "Living on the edge : vulnerability to poverty and public transfers in Mexico," Policy Research Working Paper Series 7165, The World Bank.
    2. Glukhikh, Rimma & Lerman, Zvi & Schwartz, Moshe, 2005. "Vulnerability And Risk Management Among Turkmen Leaseholders," Discussion Papers 7144, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Agricultural Economics and Management.
    3. Glukhikh, Rimma & Lerman, Zvi & Schwartz, Moshe, 2006. "Vulnerability and Risk Management among Turkmen Leaseholders," 2006 Annual Meeting, August 12-18, 2006, Queensland, Australia 25757, International Association of Agricultural Economists.

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    Keywords

    economic shocks; household vulnerability; Mexico; rural poverty; Consumer/Household Economics; Food Security and Poverty;

    JEL classification:

    • Q10 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - General
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty

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