Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/18140
Authors: 
Brück, Tilman
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Discussion Papers 384
Abstract: 
This paper analyses post-war coping strategies by farm households in developing countries. The analysis is based on a portfolio model of activity choices in war-affected rural Sub- Saharan Africa. A case study using farm household survey data estimates the determinants of agricultural coping strategies in post-war Mozambique. Post-war coping strategies differ from pre- and mid-crisis coping strategies. War-affected households are forced to adopt very risky coping strategies that re-enforce their vulnerability. Households choose between market and non-market forms of exchange and even consider exiting markets entirely. Post-war reconstruction policy should focus on re-capitalizing households, providing public goods and establishing markets.
Subjects: 
coping strategies
activity choices
labour allocation
portfolio model
war
conflict
reconstruction
policy
Mozambique
Africa
JEL: 
J22
O12
O13
Q12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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