- Title Pages
- UNU WORLD INSTITUTE FOR DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS RESEARCH (UNU-WIDER)
- List of Tables
- List of Figures
- List of Abbreviations
- Notes on Contributors
- 1 Risk, Insurance, and Poverty: A Review
- 2 Consumption Smoothing Across Space: Testing Theories of Risk-Sharing in the ICRISAT Study Region of South India
- 3 The Two Poverties
- 4 Inequality and Risk
- 5 Household Income Dynamics in Rural China
- 6 Health, Shocks, and Poverty Persistence
- 7 The Macroeconomic Repercussions of Agricultural Shocks and their Implications for Insurance
- 8 Measuring Vulnerability to Poverty
- 9 Targeting and Informal Insurance
- 10 Risk-Sharing and Endogenous Network Formation
- 11 Is a Friend in Need a Friend Indeed? Inclusion and Exclusion in Mutual Insurance Networks in Southern Ghana
- 12 The Gradual Erosion of the Social Security Function of Customary Land Tenure Arrangements in Lineage-based Societies
- 13 Do Public Transfers Crowd Out Private Transfers?: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Mexico
- 14 Food Aid and Informal Insurance
- 15 Why is there Not More Financial Intermediation in Developing Countries?
- 16 Can Food-for-Work Programmes Reduce Vulnerability?
- 17 Learning from Visa<sup>®</sup>? Incorporating Insurance Provisions in Microfinance Contracts
- 18 Can Financial Markets be Tapped to Help Poor People Cope with Weather Risks?
- 19 Risk, Poverty, and Public Action
The Two Poverties
The Two Poverties
- (p.59) 3 The Two Poverties
- Insurance Against Poverty
Abhijit Banerjee (Contributor Webpage)
- Oxford University Press
This chapter examines two concepts on poverty: poverty as desperation and poverty as vulnerability. It identifies a close connection between desperation and vulnerability because both are related to the variable V, which is the minimum socially accepted welfare level. It is argued that observable correlates of poverty characteristics should be determined and used as basis of policies.
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