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Insurance Against Poverty$
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Stefan Dercon

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199276837

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199276838.001.0001

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Food Aid and Informal Insurance

Food Aid and Informal Insurance

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(p.305) 14 Food Aid and Informal Insurance
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Insurance Against Poverty
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Stefan Dercon (Contributor Webpage)

Pramila Krishnan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199276838.003.0015

Food aid distribution in rural Ethiopia was investigated to determine allocation rules and the impact of aid on household consumption. The targeting of food aid was sensitive to income within villages. Within village-sharing of food aid was observed, which affected consumption. Informal risk-sharing resulted in better outcomes of the food aid distribution scheme.

Keywords:   food aid distribution, allocation, household consumption, Ethiopia, informal risk-sharing

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