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Effects of poverty on deforestation: distinguishing behaviour from location

Suzi Kerr (), Alexander Pfaff, Romina Cavatassi, Benjamin Davis, Leslie Lipper, Arturo Sanchez and Jason Timmins

No 23792, ESA Working Papers from Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Agricultural Development Economics Division (ESA)

Abstract: We summarize existing theoretical claims linking poverty to rates of deforestation and then examine this linkage empirically for Costa Rica during the 20th century using an econometric approach that addresses the irreversibilities in deforestation. Our da

Keywords: Food; Security; and; Poverty (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 28
Date: 2004-11-09
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.23792

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