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Risk and Insurance in Transition: Perspectives from Zouping County, China

Jonathan Morduch and Terry Sicular

in Communities and Markets in Economic Development

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199241019
eISBN:
9780191601217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241015.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses how rural households in Zouping County, Shandong Province, China, cope with increased economic risk and loss of pre-existing financial and insurance mechanisms. Many households ... More


Cities and Rural Transformation: A Spatial Analysis of Rural Youth Livelihoods in Ghana

Xinshen Diao, Peixun Fang, Eduardo Magalhaes, Stefan Pahl, and Jed Silver

in Youth and Jobs in Rural Africa: Beyond Stylized Facts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198848059
eISBN:
9780191882630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198848059.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

The chapter focuses on answering four broad questions relevant to economic transformation in Ghana. First, are patterns of rural employment changing with urbanization and do these changes have any ... More


Consumption Smoothing Across Space: Testing Theories of Risk-Sharing in the ICRISAT Study Region of South India

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:
10.1093/0199276838.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The risk-sharing and insurance strategies used by rural households to smooth consumption are investigated, using data from the ICRISAT (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid ... More


Rural Households' Land Holdings, Enlargement, and Rental

Stephen K. Wegren

in Land Reform in Russia: Institutional Design and Behavioral Responses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300150971
eISBN:
9780300156409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300150971.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter analyzes household behavior in response to land reform policies. It addresses how efficacious was land reform in engendering private landownership by examining the following: (1) types ... More


The Rural Financial System and Rural Development in China

Lynette H. Ong

in Prosper or Perish: Credit and Fiscal Systems in Rural China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450624
eISBN:
9780801465956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450624.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines rural credit cooperatives (RCCs) in the context of China's rural financial landscape, with particular emphasis on their significance to the rural economy and households. China's ... More


Impacts of the Indonesian Economic Crisis: Price Changes and the Poor

James Levinsohn, Steven Berry, and Jed Friedman (eds)

in Managing Currency Crises in Emerging Markets

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226155401
eISBN:
9780226155425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226155425.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter evaluates the impact of the 1997 economic crisis on the poor people in Indonesia. The analysis reveals that price increases have affected the cost of living of poor households ... More


Russia's Contemporary Land Reform: An Overview

Stephen K. Wegren

in Land Reform in Russia: Institutional Design and Behavioral Responses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300150971
eISBN:
9780300156409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300150971.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter provides an overview of the institutional design of Russia's land reform. It discusses the historical, policy, and legislative contexts that shaped this reform; the behavioral responses ... More


Estimating Multidimensional Poverty in Zambia

Kristi Mahrt and Gibson Masumbu

in Measuring Poverty and Wellbeing in Developing Countries

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198744801
eISBN:
9780191805967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744801.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter applies the first-order dominance (FOD) approach to assess spatial and temporal multidimensional welfare in Zambia from 1996–2010. Additionally, it extends the methodology to evaluate ... More


Introduction

Yi Wu

in Negotiating Rural Land Ownership in Southwest China: State, Village, Family

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824846770
eISBN:
9780824872168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846770.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides an introduction to the aim, theoretical approaches, main arguments, and contributions of the book. The aim of the research is to use an anthropological and historical approach ... More


Negotiating Rural Land Ownership in Southwest China: State, Village, Family

Yi Wu

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780824846770
eISBN:
9780824872168
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846770.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Based on field data collected in Fuyuan County, Yunnan Province since 2002, this in-depth ethnography provides a comprehensive analysis of the formation, operation, and evolvement of the current ... More


Modeling the Regional Impacts of an Irrigation Project in Tanzania

Dale Manning, Xinshen Diao, and Angga Pradesha

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/9780198707875.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Irrigation projects can more than double per-acre crop yields and raise labor and other input demands, income, and consumption on the farms that get the water. As food production rises, food prices ... More


The Real Business of Ancient Maya Economies: From Farmers' Fields to Rulers' Realms

Marilyn A. Masson, David A. Freidel, and Arthur A. Demarest (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813066295
eISBN:
9780813058436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066295.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

A timely synthesis of the latest research and perspectives on ancient Maya economics, this volume illuminates the sophistication and intricacy of economic systems in the Preclassic period, Classic ... More


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