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dc.contributor.authorMesnard, Aliceen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-04T09:19:29Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-04T09:19:29Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/47497-
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies migration decisions of very poor households in an environment with a high level of violence. By matching detailed retrospective data on violence levels in Colombian rural municipalities with a household survey collected for the evaluation of the 'Familias en Acción' welfare programme, the empirical analysis takes into account possible selection problems of the sample and the key issue of endogeneity of violence. The main results show that high levels of violence encourage households to leave their municipality of residence but that welfare programmes may mitigate these flows, provided that the incidence of violence is not unduly high. This is consistent with the fact that the households under study are liquidity constrained: when violence is high, cash transfers may enable them to leave their municipality of residence, whereas, in more normal circumstances, receiving cash transfers increases the benefits to stay where they are registered. Further evidence using household shocks and wealth confirm that liquidity constraints play a large role in explaining such heterogeneous impacts of the programme along violence levels. Other important determinants of migration are the type of property rights and the health insurance rural households can benefit from.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherInstitute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) Londonen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIFS working papers 09,19en_US
dc.subject.jelD1en_US
dc.subject.jelJ6en_US
dc.subject.jelZ0en_US
dc.subject.jelO1en_US
dc.subject.jelH8en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordwelfare programmeen_US
dc.subject.keywordviolenceen_US
dc.subject.keyworddisplacementen_US
dc.subject.keywordColombiaen_US
dc.subject.stwWohnstandorten_US
dc.subject.stwGewalten_US
dc.subject.stwPrivater Haushalten_US
dc.subject.stwBinnenwanderungen_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentlicher Transferen_US
dc.subject.stwKolumbienen_US
dc.titleMigration, violence and welfare programmes in rural Colombiaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn609957104en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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