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The Impact of Agricultural Extension and Roads on Poverty and Consumption Growth in Fifteen Ethiopian Villages.

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This article investigates whether public investments that led to improvements in road quality and increased access to agricultural extension services led to faster consumption growth and lower rates of poverty in rural Ethiopia. Estimating an Instrumental Variables model using Generalized Methods of Moments and controlling for household fixed effects, we find evidence of positive impacts with meaningful magnitudes. Receiving at least one extension visit reduces headcount poverty by 9.8 percen...

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Stefan Dercon More by this author
Daniel O. Gilligan More by this author
John Hoddinott More by this author
Tassew Woldehanna More by this author
Journal:
American Journal of Agricultural Economics
Volume:
91
Issue:
4
Publication date:
2009
URN:
uuid:4038ffef-325b-48bd-a82a-29b1dfa533fc
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14676
Language:
English

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