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dc.contributor.authorHalliday, Timothy J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-04en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-23T09:34:14Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-23T09:34:14Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36866-
dc.description.abstractWe use panel data from El Salvador to investigate migration and the intra-household allocation of labor as a strategy for coping with uninsured risk. Consistent with a model of a farm household with a binding subsistence constraint, we show that adverse agricultural productivity shocks increased both male migration to the US and the supply of male agricultural labor within the household in El Salvador. In contrast, after damage sustained from the 2001 earthquakes, female migration from El Salvador declined. This is consistent with the earthquakes increasing the demand for home production. Overall, household responses to uninsured risk appear to be consistent with a simple framework in which household members are allocated to sectors according to their comparative advantage. Finally, we show no evidence that the labor market in El Salvador is capable of helping rural Salvadoran households to buffer the effects of adverse shocks.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 4903en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.jelJ61en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor supplyen_US
dc.subject.keywordinsuranceen_US
dc.subject.keywordintra-household allocationen_US
dc.subject.keywordsubsistence constraintsen_US
dc.subject.stwInternationale Wanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsangeboten_US
dc.subject.stwHaushaltsökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwSubsistenzwirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwRisikoen_US
dc.subject.stwLändlicher Raumen_US
dc.subject.stwErdbebenen_US
dc.subject.stwEl Salvadoren_US
dc.titleIntra-household labor supply, migration, and subsistence constraints in a risky environment: Evidence from rural El Salvadoren_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn625200861en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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