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Title:Coping Strategies in Post-War Rural Mozambique PDF Logo
Authors:Brück, Tilman
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Kiel 2005 / Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics 7
Abstract:This paper analyses post-war coping strategies by farm households in developing countries. The analysis is based on a portfolio model of activity choices in war-affected rural Sub-Saharan Africa. A case study using farm household survey data estimates the determinants of agricultural coping strategies in post-war Mozambique. Post-war coping strategies are expected to differ from pre- and mid-crisis coping strategies. War-affected households are forced to adopt very risky coping strategies that re-enforce their vulnerability. Households choose between market and non-market forms of exchange and even exit markets entirely. Post-war reconstruction policy should focus on re-capitalizing households and providing public goods.
Subjects:agriculture
households
rural development
war
Mozambique
Africa
Document Type:Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, 2005 (Kiel)

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