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Insurance and rural welfare

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What can panel data tell us?
Abstract:

Assessing the scope for insurance in rural communities usually requires a structural model of household behaviour under risk. One of the few empirical applications of such models is the study by Rosenzweig and Wolpin (1993) who conclude that Indian farmers in the ICRISAT villages would not benefit from the introduction of formal weather insurance. In this paper we investigate how models such as theirs can be estimated from panel data on production and assets. We show that if assets can take o...

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"VU University, Amsterdam", "Tinbergen Institute"
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"VU University, Amsterdam", "Tinbergen Institute"
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CSAE working paper series
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http://www.csae.ox.ac.uk/workingpapers/main-wps.html
Publication date:
2007-01-01
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English
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2009-02-10

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