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Food Aid and Informal Insurance

Stefan Dercon and Pramila Krishnan

in Insurance Against Poverty

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199276837
eISBN:
9780191601620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276838.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Food aid distribution in rural Ethiopia was investigated to determine allocation rules and the impact of aid on household consumption. The targeting of food aid was sensitive to income within ... More


Measuring Poverty in a Growing World (or Measuring Growth in a Poor World) 1

Angus Deaton

in Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558032
eISBN:
9780191721335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558032.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The extent to which growth reduces global poverty has been disputed for several decades. Although there are better data than ever before, controversies are not resolved. A major problem is that ... More


A Note on the Mis(Use) of National Accounts for Estimation of Household Final Consumption Expenditures for Poverty Measures

Ivo Havinga, Gisèle Kamanou, and Vu Quang Viet

in Debates on the Measurement of Global Poverty

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558032
eISBN:
9780191721335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558032.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines, from a global perspective, why poverty counts at different points in time generate marked and growing discrepancies when estimated from national accounts aggregated statistics ... More


Consumption and Climate Change

Karen Ehrhardt-Martinez, Juliet B. Schor, Wokje Abrahamse, Alison Hope Alkon, Jonn Axsen, Keith Brown, Rachael L. Shwom, Dale Southerton, and Harold Wilhite

in Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199356102
eISBN:
9780199356133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356102.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Household consumption is a major contributor to anthropogenic climate change. Studies suggest that residential sector energy consumption and personal transportation alone are responsible for 38% of ... More


The impact of religious unorthodoxy on family choices and women’s well-being in Turkey

F. Kemal Kızılca

in Women and Religion: Contemporary and Future Challenges in the Global Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447336358
eISBN:
9781447336396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336358.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter provides evidence from Turkey, a Muslim-majority country, on how religious unorthodoxy is related to the number of children and generations living in a household, both of which strongly ... More


That’s the way the money goes: expenditure patterns as real incomes rise for the poorest families with children

Paul Gregg, Jane Waldfogel, and Elizabeth Washbrook

in A more equal society?: New Labour, poverty, inequality and exclusion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345783
eISBN:
9781447301394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345783.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the changes in the expenditure patterns and access to specific goods and services from 1997 to 2001, as incomes rose in response to benefit changes and employment shocks. The ... More


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