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Insecurity and welfare

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Using original survey data, we examine how insecurity affects welfare. Correcting for unobserved heterogeneity and possible endogeneity, we find an effect of insecurity on incomes, school enrolment, health status, and infant mortality. Results are robust to the inclusion of various shocks potentially affecting both welfare and insecurity. But the significance of the insecurity effect varies somewhat with the method used. We further find a significant effect of insecurity on the provision of c...

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Marcel Fafchamps More by this author
Bart Minten More by this author
United States Agency for International Development More from this funder
Volume:
WPS/2004-31
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Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2004
URN:
uuid:fff1a511-a1a8-4631-b64b-44655724ecff
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:11576
Language:
English

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