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The Economics of Poverty Traps

Christopher B. Barrett, Michael R. Carter, and Jean-Paul Chavas, editors

Conference held June 28-29, 2016
Published in December 2018 by University of Chicago Press
© 2019 by the National Bureau of Economic Research

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413 pages
ISBN: 978-0-226-57430-1

Table of Contents

Introduction: Christopher B. Barrett, Michael R. Carter, Jean-Paul Chavas (p. 1 - 20) (bibliographic info)
1. Human Capital and Shocks: Evidence on Education, Health, and Nutrition: Elizabeth Frankenberg, Duncan Thomas (p. 23 - 56) (bibliographic info)
2. Poverty and Cognitive Function: Emma Boswell Dean, Frank Schilbach, Heather Schofield (p. 57 - 118) (bibliographic info)
       Comment: John Hoddinott (p. 119 - 123) (bibliographic info)
3. Depression through the Lens of Economics: A Research Agenda: Jonathan de Quidt, Johannes Haushofer (p. 127 - 152) (bibliographic info) (Working Paper version)
4. Hope as Aspirations, Agency, and Pathways: Poverty Dynamics and Microfinance in Oaxaca, Mexico: Travis J. Lybbert, Bruce Wydick (p. 153 - 177) (bibliographic info) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Rachid Laajaj (p. 179 - 185) (bibliographic info)
5. Taking Stock of the Evidence on Microfinancial Interventions: Francisco J. Buera, Joseph P. Kaboski, Yongseok Shin (p. 189 - 221) (bibliographic info) (Working Paper version)
6. Poverty Traps and the Social Protection Paradox: Munenobu Ikegami, Michael R. Carter, Christopher B. Barrett, Sarah Janzen (p. 223 - 256) (bibliographic info) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Stephen C. Smith (p. 257 - 262) (bibliographic info)
7. Heterogeneous Wealth Dynamics: On the Roles of Risk and Ability: Paulo Santos, Christopher B. Barrett (p. 265 - 290) (bibliographic info) (Working Paper version)
8. Agroecosystem Productivity and the Dynamic Response to Shocks: Jean-Paul Chavas (p. 291 - 314) (bibliographic info) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Edward B. Barbier (p. 315 - 322) (bibliographic info)
9. Sustaining Impacts When Transfers End: Women Leaders, Aspirations, and Investments in Children: Karen Macours, Renos Vakis (p. 325 - 355) (bibliographic info)
10. Can Cash Transfers Help Households Escape an Intergenerational Poverty Trap?: M. Caridad Araujo, Mariano Bosch, Norbert Schady (p. 357 - 382) (bibliographic info) (Working Paper version)
       Comment: Maitreesh Ghatak (p. 383 - 393) (bibliographic info)
 
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