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Title:Risk sharing and public transfers PDF Logo
Authors:Dercon, Stefan
Krishnan, Pramila
Issue Date: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
Appears in Collections:WIDER Discussion Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

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