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Measuring Vulnerability to Poverty

Gisele Kamanou and Jonathan Morduch

in Insurance Against Poverty

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276837
eISBN:
9780191601620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276838.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

A method based on Monte Carlo bootstrap estimations of consumption changes was developed to measure vulnerability to poverty. The method was applied to data on Cote d’Ivoire in 1985-86. It revealed ... More


The impact of the new public and private pension settlements in Britain and Germany on citizens’ income in old age

Paul Bridgen and Traute Meyer

in Converging Worlds of Welfare?: British and German Social Policy in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199584499
eISBN:
9780191728792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584499.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter uses policy simulation to illustrate the scale and nature of the institutional changes made to the German and British pension systems by reforms undertaken in the first decade of the new ... More


Beyond Experiments in Development Economics: Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation

J. Edward Taylor and Mateusz J. Filipski

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198707875
eISBN:
9780191783074
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707875.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book provides a methodology to evaluate the impacts of a wide diversity of development projects and policies on local economies. Projects and policies often create spillovers within project ... More


Games and the Mind: Modeling Human Behavior

Michael R. Powers

in Acts of God and Man: Ruminations on Risk and Insurance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153676
eISBN:
9780231527057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153676.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The preceding three chapters have created the impression that serious deficiencies exist in some empirical scientific research, especially in fields relying primarily on observational studies. And ... More


Introduction

J. Edward Taylor and Mateusz J. Filipski

in Beyond Experiments in Development Economics: Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198707875
eISBN:
9780191783074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707875.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter introduces the local economy-wide impact evaluation (LEWIE) approach, the need for such an approach, and the value of general-equilibrium methods as a complement to experiment-based ... More


A Continuum of Models for Any Situation

J. Edward Taylor and Mateusz J. Filipski

in Beyond Experiments in Development Economics: Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198707875
eISBN:
9780191783074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707875.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter shows how to build local economy-wide impact evaluation (LEWIE) models, using the stylized village economy of Chapter 2 as an illustration. The chapter takes readers through a series of ... More


Spillover Effects of Social Cash Transfers: Lesotho’s Child Grants Program

Karen Thome and Benjamin Davis

in Beyond Experiments in Development Economics: Local Economy-wide Impact Evaluation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198707875
eISBN:
9780191783074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198707875.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Africa is the focus of a new generation of social cash transfer programs to combat extreme poverty. Evaluations of these programs use randomized control trials (RCTs) comparing outcomes in treatment ... More


Minimum Wages and Supporting Wage Growth

Brian Nolan

in Generating Prosperity for Working Families in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198807056
eISBN:
9780191844836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807056.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter addresses the central question of how governments can seek to underpin real wage growth for working households over time. It looks first at the role that minimum wages can play in ... More


Growth and Poverty: A Pragmatic Assessment and Future Prospects

Channing Arndt, Vincent Leyaro, Kristin Mahrt, and Finn Tarp

in Tanzania: The Path to Prosperity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198704812
eISBN:
9780191774010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704812.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter considers the evolution of welfare of the Tanzanian population using a multi-dimensional approach. It also employs a detailed economy-wide model of the Tanzanian economy to explore ... More


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