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The price of empowerment : experimental evidence on land titling in Tanzania (English)

This paper reports on a randomized field experiment that uses price incentives to address economic and gender inequality in land tenure formalization. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6908 JUN 01, 2014

Ali, Daniel Ayalew; Collin, Matthew; Deininger, Klaus; Dercon, Stefan; Sandefur, Justin; Zeitlin, Andrew

Is green growth good for the poor ? (English)

The developing world is experiencing substantial environmental change, and climate change is likely to accelerate these processes in the coming decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6936 JUN 01, 2014

Dercon Stefan

Are poor slum-dwellers willing to pay for formal land title? : evidence from Dar es Salaam (English)

High levels of informality, from 70 percent to 80 percent in many developing country cities, increase poverty and make urbanization unsustainable. ... See More +

Brief 81679 OCT 01, 2013

Ali, Daniel Ayalew; Collin, Matthew; Deininger, Klaus; Dercon, Stefan; Sandefur, Justin; Zeitlin, Andrew

Is green growth good for the poor ? (English)

The developing world is experiencing substantial environmental change, and climate change is likely to accelerate these processes in the coming decades. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6231 OCT 01, 2012

Dercon, Stefan

Perspectives on poverty in India : stylized facts from survey data (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)

This report's objective is to develop the evidence base for policy making in relation to poverty reduction. It produces a diagnosis of the broad nature of the poverty problem and its trends in India, focusing on both consumption poverty and human development outcomes. ... See More +

Publication 57428 APR 13, 2011

Dubey, Amaresh; Pigato, Miria; Jaison, Shiny; Das, Maitreyi; Yoshida, Nobuo; Datt, Gaurav; May, Ernesto; Deaton, Angus; Das, Jishnu; Ravallion, Martin; Hall, Gillett; Kapur, Davesh; Dercon, Stefan; Kapoor, Soumya; Crost, Benjamin; Himanshu; Zagha, N. Roberto; Krutikova, Sonya; de Janvry, Alain; Vishwanath, Tara; Lanjouw, Peter; Soni, Rita; Dutta, Puja Vasudeva; Rascon, Ericka; Sriram, Jyoti; Sadoulet, Elisabeth; Witsoe, Jeffrey; Murgai, Rinku; Joddar, Pinaki; Nikitin, Denis

School inputs, household substitution, and test scores (English)

Empirical studies of the relationship between school inputs and test scores typically do not account for the fact that households will respond to changes in school inputs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5629 APR 01, 2011

Muralidharan, Karthik; Das, Jishnu; Dercon, Stefan; Krishnan, Pramila; Habyarimana, James; Sundararaman, Venkatesh

Perspectives on poverty in India : stylized facts from survey data (Vol. 2 of 2) : Overview (English)

This report's objective is to develop the evidence base for policy making in relation to poverty reduction. It produces a diagnosis of the broad nature of the poverty problem and its trends in India, focusing on both consumption poverty and human development outcomes. ... See More +

Publication 57428 JAN 01, 2011

Dubey, Amaresh; Pigato, Miria; Jaison, Shiny; Das, Maitreyi; Yoshida, Nobuo; Datt, Gaurav; May, Ernesto; Deaton, Angus; Das, Jishnu; Ravallion, Martin; Hall, Gillett; Kapur, Davesh; Dercon, Stefan; Kapoor, Soumya; Crost, Benjamin; Himanshu; Zagha, N. Roberto; Krutikova, Sonya; de Janvry, Alain; Vishwanath, Tara; Lanjouw, Peter; Soni, Rita; Dutta, Puja Vasudeva; Rascon, Ericka; Sriram, Jyoti; Sadoulet, Elisabeth; Witsoe, Jeffrey; Murgai, Rinku; Joddar, Pinaki; Nikitin, Denis

The World Bank research observer 24 (1) (English)

Rural poverty: old challenges in new context by Stefan, Dercon; evaluation in the practice of development by Martin, Ravallion; timing and duration of exposure in evaluations of social programs by Elizabeth M., King; and Jere R., Behrman; competition in the financial sector: overview of competition policies by Stijn, Claessens; and access to financial services: measurement, impact, and policies by Thorsten, Beck; Asli, Demirguc-Kunt; and Patrick, Honohan. ... See More +

Publication 58349 FEB 01, 2009

Dercon, Stefan; Ravallion, Martin; King, Elizabeth M.; Behrman, Jere R.; Claessens, Stijn; Beck, Thorsten; Demirguc-Kunt, Asli; Honohan, Patrick

Rural poverty : old challenges in new contexts (English)

Poverty is still a predominantly rural phenomenon. However, the context of rural poverty has been changing across the world, with high growth in some economies and stagnation in others. ... See More +

Journal Article 76791 FEB 01, 2009

Dercon, Stefan

Migration and economic mobility in Tanzania : evidence from a tracking survey (English)

This study explores the extent to which migration has contributed to improved living standards of individuals in Tanzania. Using longitudinal data on individuals, the authors estimate the impact of migration on consumption growth between 1991 and 2004. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4798 DEC 01, 2008

Beegle, Kathleen; Dercon, Stefan; De Weerdt, Joachim

Moving out of poverty : cross-disciplinary perspectives on mobility : Salir de la pobreza : perspectivas interdisciplinarias sobre la movilidad social (Spanish)

This volume brings together multidisciplinary perspectives on poor people's mobility, a dynamic approach that hopefully will add to the reader's understanding of how and why people move into and out of poverty. ... See More +

Publication 41448 JUN 01, 2008

Petesch, Patti (editor); Erikson, Robert; Heyberger, Patricia; Hall, Anthony L.; Tilly, Charles; Heyberger, Claude; Dercon, Stefan; Shapiro, Joseph S.; Perlman, Janice E.; Krishna, Anirudh; Ugarte, Rosario; Godinot, Xavier; Narayan, Deepa (editor); Epstein, T. Scarlett; Ugarte, Marco; Nolan, Brian; Davis, Shelton H. English

The long-run impact of orphanhood (English)

This paper presents unique evidence that orphanhood matters in the long run for health and education outcomes, in a region of Northwestern Tanzania. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4353 SEP 01, 2007

Beegle, Kathleen; De Weerdt, Joachim; Dercon, Stefan

Property rights in a very poor country : tenure insecurity and investment in Ethiopia (English)

This paper provides evidence from one of the poorest countries of the world that the property rights matter for efficiency, investment, and growth. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4363 SEP 01, 2007

Ali, Daniel Ayalew; Dercon, Stefan; Gautam, Madhur

Consumption risk, technology adoption, and poverty traps : evidence from Ethiopia (English)

Much has been written on the determinants of input and technology adoption in agriculture, with issues such as input availability, knowledge and education, risk preferences, profitability, and credit constraints receiving much attention. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4257 JUN 01, 2007

Christiaensen, Luc; Dercon, Stefan

Moving out of poverty : cross-disciplinary perspectives on mobility (English)

This volume brings together multidisciplinary perspectives on poor people's mobility, a dynamic approach that hopefully will add to the reader's understanding of how and why people move into and out of poverty. ... See More +

Publication 41448 JAN 01, 2007

Petesch, Patti (editor); Erikson, Robert; Heyberger, Patricia; Hall, Anthony L.; Tilly, Charles; Heyberger, Claude; Dercon, Stefan; Shapiro, Joseph S.; Perlman, Janice E.; Krishna, Anirudh; Ugarte, Rosario; Godinot, Xavier; Narayan, Deepa (editor); Epstein, T. Scarlett; Ugarte, Marco; Nolan, Brian; Davis, Shelton H. Spanish

Adult mortality and consumption growth in the age of HIV/AIDS (English)

The authors use a 13-year panel of individuals in Tanzania to assess how adult mortality shocks affect both short and long-run consumption growth of surviving household members. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4082 DEC 01, 2006

Beegle, Kathleen; De Weerdt, Joachim; Dercon, Stefan

Teacher shocks and student learning : evidence from Zambia (English)

A large literature examines the link between shocks to households and the educational attainment of children. The authors use new data to estimate the impact of shocks to teachers on student learning in mathematics and English. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3602 APR 26, 2005

Das, Jishnu; Krishnan, Pramila; Habyarimana, James; Dercon, Stefan

When can school inputs improve test scores? (English)

The relationship between school inputs and educational outcomes is critical for educational policy. The authors recognize that households will respond optimally to changes in school inputs and study how such responses affect the link between school inputs and cognitive achievement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3217 FEB 01, 2004

Das, Jishnu; Dercon, Stefan; Habyarimana, James; Krishnan, Pramila

Public and private funding of basic education in Zambia : implications of budgetary allocations for service delivery (English)

This report presents findings from a survey of 182 primary (grades 1-7) and basic (grades 1-9) schools carried out in Zambia in 2002. It describes and analyzes resource flows to these schools from three sources: rule-based funding from the center, discretionary funding from district and provincial education offices, and household spending on education. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 29085 JAN 01, 2004

Das, Jishnu; Dercon, Stefan; Krishnan, Pramila; Habyarimana, James

Risk sharing in labor markets (English)

Empirical work in labor economics has focused on rent sharing as an explanation for the observed correlation between wages and profitability. The alternative explanation of risk sharing between workers and employers has not been tested. ... See More +

Journal Article 77416 SEP 01, 2003

Pattillo, Cat; Bigsten, Arne; Collier, Paul; Dercon, Stefan; Gauthier, Bernard; Gunning, Jan Willem; Oduro, Abena; Fafchamps, Marcel; Oostendorp, Remco

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The price of empowerment : experimental evidence on land titling in Tanzania (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6908 Policy Research Working Paper
Is green growth good for the poor ? (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6936 Policy Research Working Paper
Are poor slum-dwellers willing to pay for formal land title? : evidence from Dar es Salaam (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 81679 Brief
Is green growth good for the poor ? (English)
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OCT 01, 2012 WPS6231 Policy Research Working Paper
Perspectives on poverty in India : stylized facts from survey data (Vol. 1 of 2) : Main report (English)
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APR 13, 2011 57428 Publication
School inputs, household substitution, and test scores (English)
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APR 01, 2011 WPS5629 Policy Research Working Paper
Perspectives on poverty in India : stylized facts from survey data (Vol. 2 of 2) : Overview (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2011 57428 Publication
The World Bank research observer 24 (1) (English)
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FEB 01, 2009 58349 Publication
Rural poverty : old challenges in new contexts (English)
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FEB 01, 2009 76791 Journal Article
Migration and economic mobility in Tanzania : evidence from a tracking survey (English)
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DEC 01, 2008 WPS4798 Policy Research Working Paper
Moving out of poverty : cross-disciplinary perspectives on mobility : Salir de la pobreza : perspectivas interdisciplinarias sobre la movilidad social (Spanish)
See More +
JUN 01, 2008 41448 Publication English
The long-run impact of orphanhood (English)
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SEP 01, 2007 WPS4353 Policy Research Working Paper
Property rights in a very poor country : tenure insecurity and investment in Ethiopia (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2007 WPS4363 Policy Research Working Paper
Consumption risk, technology adoption, and poverty traps : evidence from Ethiopia (English)
See More +
JUN 01, 2007 WPS4257 Policy Research Working Paper
Moving out of poverty : cross-disciplinary perspectives on mobility (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2007 41448 Publication Spanish
Adult mortality and consumption growth in the age of HIV/AIDS (English)
See More +
DEC 01, 2006 WPS4082 Policy Research Working Paper
Teacher shocks and student learning : evidence from Zambia (English)
See More +
APR 26, 2005 WPS3602 Policy Research Working Paper
When can school inputs improve test scores? (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2004 WPS3217 Policy Research Working Paper
Public and private funding of basic education in Zambia : implications of budgetary allocations for service delivery (English)
See More +
JAN 01, 2004 29085 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Risk sharing in labor markets (English)
See More +
SEP 01, 2003 77416 Journal Article