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Education and the Vulnerability to Food Inadequacy in Timor-Leste

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  • Raghbendra Jha

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  • Tu Dang

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This paper uses a simple empirical approach to estimate vulnerability to food inadequacy using a cross-section data from the 2001 Timor-Leste Living Standard Measurement Survey. This measurement is based on the assumption that households are exposed to the same kind of shock. We find that the distribution of vulnerability to food inadequacy over education of household head is more significant than that of observed food poverty. Our results support the argument that senior primary and tertiary education can help reduce the food risk that households face, i.e., the risk that a household is undernourished. Thus, public spending on these forms of education can provide a form of buoy that favors the poor in Timor-Leste.

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  • Raghbendra Jha & Tu Dang, 2010. "Education and the Vulnerability to Food Inadequacy in Timor-Leste," Departmental Working Papers 2010-04, The Australian National University, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:pas:papers:2010-04
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    2. GRIES, Thomas & PALNAU, Irene, 2016. "Distress Beyond Poverty: Spatial Patterns And Geographic Aspects Of Vulnerability In Brazil," Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 16(2), pages 53-70.

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    Keywords

    poverty; vulnerability; cross-section data; Timor-Leste;

    JEL classification:

    • C21 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries

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