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Weather and child health in rural Nigeria (English)

The effect of weather shocks on children's anthropometrics is investigated using the two most recent rounds of the Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6214 OCT 01, 2012

Rabassa, Mariano; Skoufias, Emmanuel; Jacoby, Hanan G. Disclosed

Distributional implications of climate change in India (English)

Global warming is expected to heavily impact agriculture, the dominant source of livelihood for the world's poor. Yet, little is known about the distributional implications of climate change at the sub-national level. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5623 APR 01, 2011

Jacoby, Hanan; Rabassa, Mariano; Skoufias, Emmanuel Disclosed

The poverty impacts of climate change : a review of the evidence (English)

Climate change is believed to represent a serious challenge to poverty reduction efforts around the globe. This paper conducts an up-to-date review of three main strands of the literature analyzing the poverty impacts of climate change : (i) economy-wide growth models incorporating climate change impacts to work out consistent scenarios for how climate change might affect the path of poverty over the next decades; (ii) studies focusing on the poverty impacts of climate change in the agricultural sector; and (iii) studies exploring how past climate variability impacts poverty. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5622 APR 01, 2011

Skoufias, Emmanuel; Rabassa, Mariano; Olivieri, Sergio Disclosed

The poverty impacts of climate change (English)

Over the last century, the world has seen a sustained decline in the proportion of people living in poverty. However, there is an increasing concern that climate change could slow or possibly even reverse poverty reduction progress. ... See More +

Brief 60073 MAR 01, 2011

Skoufias, Emmanuel; Rabassa, Mariano; Olivieri, Sergio; Brahmbhatt, Milan Disclosed