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Consumption insurance and vulnerability to poverty: a synthesis of the evidence from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mali, Mexico and Russia

Emmanuel Skoufias () and Agnes Quisumbing ()

No 29141, Social Protection Discussion Papers and Notes from The World Bank

Abstract: This paper brings together some of the empirical work conducted by IFPRI researchers which investigates linkages among the degree of consumption insurance, households'vulnerability to poverty, and household use of formal and informal coping mechanisms using the same empirical approach in five different countries.

Keywords: Environmental Economics&Policies; Inequality; Economic Theory&Research; Financial Intermediation; Rural Poverty Reduction (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2004-01-01
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