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dc.contributor.authorGrimm, Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:47:35Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:47:35Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18504-
dc.description.abstractIn developing countries illness shocks can have a severe impact on household income. Few studies have so fare examined the effects of mortality. The major difference between illness and mortality shocks is that a death of a household member does not only induce direct costs such as medical and funeral costs and possibly a loss in income, but that also the number of consumption units in the household is reduced. Using data for Indonesia, I show that the economic costs related to the death of children and older persons seem to be fully compensated by the decrease of consumption units. In contrast, when prime-age adults die, survivors face additional costs and, in consequence, implement coping strategies. It is shown that these are quite efficient and it seems that in terms of consumption households even overcompensate their loss, although they may face a higher vulnerability in the longer term. The results suggest that the implementation of general formal safety nets can give priority to the insurance of other types of risks, such as unemployment, illness or natural disasters.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDIW-Diskussionspapiere 611en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelO12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ12en_US
dc.subject.jelD12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMortalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordconsumption smoothingen_US
dc.subject.keywordrisken_US
dc.subject.keywordmicro-model of consumption growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordIndonesiaen_US
dc.titleMortality and Survivors' Consumptionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn515513415en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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