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Insurance Against Poverty

Stefan Dercon

Abstract

This book presents research on the relationship between risk and poverty in developing countries. It explores risks and shocks affecting the poor, the risk-coping mechanisms they use, the measurement of vulnerability to poverty, and policy implications. The book is divided into seven parts. Part I discusses risk-sharing strategies. Parts II and III examine the links between risk and poverty. Part IV provides frameworks for measuring vulnerability to poverty. Part V and VI deal with the role of social institutions. Part VII presents options for protecting the poor. Part VIII discusses role of p ... More

Keywords: risk, poverty, developing countries, risk-sharing, poor, insurance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199276837
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199276838.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefan Dercon, editor
University of Oxford
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Contents

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PART I RISK AND INSURANCE: EVIDENCE

PART II RISK AND POVERTY: THEORY

PART III RISK AND POVERTY: PERSISTENCE

PART IV IDENTIFYING THE VULNERABLE

PART V RISK AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS

PART VI SAFETY NETS AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS

VII DEVELOPING BETTER PROTECTION FOR THE POOR

VIII CONCLUSION

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