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Livestock has been hypothesized to be one of the major buffer stocks for consumption smoothing in rural areas of … mainland rural Tanzania. Results indicate that solar adoption is higher for livestock owners than non-livestock owners and that … middle-expenditure levels. We argue that poor families tend to keep small livestock, which may not generate enough income for …
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We measure if and to what extent livestock sales during food shortages affect the wealth value of livestock. For this … markets), for the period from January 1991 to December 2009. The empirical evidence is consistent with increased livestock … sales during food shortages, especially small livestock, and especially in the south. Results are robust for different ways …
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small ruminant and non-ruminant livestock due to their higher adaptive capacity. Consequently, households rely on two major … coping strategies to smooth their consumption level: (1) adjusting their livestock portfolios, and (2) borrowing from group … findings suggest that livestock protection policies, such as diversification of livestock portfolios, promotion of fodder banks …
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This dissertation includes three empirical essays on development economics and one on the economics of education. The first essay (co-authored by Stephan Klasen) is a contribution to the debate surrounding the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the on-going debate about what international...
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a catastrophic weather disaster occurs. Our focus is on the Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI) in Mongolia. We …-shock livestock recovery in different ways, varying the number of matches per observation, the choice of covariates, and the use of …
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recognized index insurance, Mongolia’s Index-Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI). The empirical study is based on econometric … better off than uninsured households in terms of their livestock, which is the key indicator of income and wealth in this …
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