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Income Portfolios in Rural Ethiopia and Tanzania: Choices and Constraints.

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The article analyses the different income portfolios of households using survey data front rural Ethiopia and rural Tanzania. It suggests that the different portfolios held by households cannot be explained by their behaviour towards risk as is usually suggested. It is better explained by differences in ability, location, and in access to credit. A logit analysis of households with different income portfolios, controlling for the effects of location, suggests that entry into high-return activ...

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Stefan Dercon More by this author
Pramila Krishnan More by this author
Journal:
Journal of Development Studies
Volume:
32
Publication date:
1996
URN:
uuid:ce3b6b1e-0184-4864-ab06-259c13c36e30
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:10879
Language:
English

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