Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/52858
Authors: 
Dercon, Stefan
Krishnan, Pramila
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2002/85
Abstract: 
We use public transfers in the form of food aid to test for the presence of risk sharing arrangements at the village level in rural Ethiopia. We reject perfect risk-sharing, but find evidence of partial risk-sharing via transfers. There is also evidence consistent with crowding out of informal insurance linked to food aid programmes. – risk ; public transfers ; informal insurance
JEL: 
E20
I38
O17
ISBN: 
9291902950
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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