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Isolation and subjective welfare: evidence from South Asia.

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Using detailed geographical and household survey data from Nepal, this article investigates the relationship between isolation and subjective welfare. This is achieved by examining how distance to markets and proximity to large urban centers are associated with responses to questions about income and consumption adequacy. Results show that isolation is associated with a significant reduction in subjective assessments of income and consumption adequacy, even after controlling for consumption e...

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10.1086/598761

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Marcel Fafchamps More by this author
Forhad Shilpi More by this author
Journal:
Economic Development and Cultural Change
Volume:
57
Issue:
4
Publication date:
2009
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uuid:b819470b-4b81-46b8-b405-f5cf3aa3bf3c
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:12074
Language:
English

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