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Genocide and land scarcity: Can Rwandan rural households manage?

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During the nineties, Rwandan households had to cope with severe shocks of war and genocide. In addition, two major structural problems in Rwanda, land scarcity and declining soil fertility, remain unsolved. How do Rwandan households manage? This is an important question from a development perspective, but also from a security perspective, because uneven development increases the risk of peace collapse. To find an answer to our question, we study welfare gains and losses of a sample of 189 Rwa...

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Marijke Verpoorten More by this author
Lode Berlage More by this author
Volume:
WPS/2004-15
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Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2004
URN:
uuid:9536dc5d-7f3b-4363-8802-5e73e9e646cc
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14143
Language:
English

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