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dc.contributor.authorGünther, Isabelen_US
dc.contributor.authorHarttgen, Kennethen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-03-02en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-07T11:41:17Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-07T11:41:17Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/27444-
dc.description.abstractHouseholds in developing countries are frequently hit by severe idiosyncratic and covariate shocks resulting in high consumption volatility. A household’s currently observed poverty status might therefore not be a good indicator of the household’s general poverty risk, or in other words its vulnerability to poverty. Although several measurements to analyze vulnerability to poverty have recently been proposed, empirical studies are still rare as the data requirements for these measurements are often not met by the surveys that are available for developing countries. In this paper, we propose a simple method to empirically assess the impact of idiosyncratic and covariate shocks on households’ vulnerability, which can be used in a wide context as it relies on commonly available living standard measurement surveys. We apply our approach to data from Madagascar and show, that whereas covariate and idiosyncratic shocks have both a substantial impact on rural households’ vulnerability, urban households’ vulnerability is largely determined by idiosyncratic shocks.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIbero-Amerika-Inst. für Wirtschaftsforschung Göttingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion papers // Ibero America Institute for Economic Research 154en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.jelD60en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwRisikoen_US
dc.subject.stwSchocken_US
dc.subject.stwPrivater Haushalten_US
dc.subject.stwMadagaskaren_US
dc.titleEstimating vulnerability to covariate and idiosyncratic shocksen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn525237224en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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