Dercon, Stefan (ed.), Insurance against Poverty, forthcoming 2003.

 

Table of Contents

 

Overview                                                                                                 Stefan Dercon

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Risk and Insurance: evidence

 

Chapter 1         Risk, Insurance and Poverty: a review                               Stefan Dercon

                                (based on DP2002/22 Income Risk, Coping Strategies and Safety Nets)

 

Chapter 2         Consumption Smoothing Across Space: Testing Theories of Risk-Sharing in the ICRISAT Study Region of South India

                                                                                                         Jonathan Morduch

(DP2002/55 file)

Risk and Poverty: Theory

 

Chapter 3         The Two Poverties                                                        Abhijit Banerjee

(file )

 

Chapter 4         Inequality and Risk                                                    Marcel Fafchamps

(DP2002/07 file)

 

Risk and Poverty Persistence

 

Chapter 5         Household Income Dynamics in Rural China

                                                                              Jyotsna Jalan and Martin Ravallion

(DP2002/10 file)

 

Chapter 6         Health, Shocks and Poverty Persistence

                                                                               Stefan Dercon and John Hoddinott

(DP2003/08 file)

 

Chapter 7         The Macroeconomic Repercussions of Agricultural Shocks and their Implications for Insurance  Paul Collier

(DP2002/46 file)

 

Identifying the Vulnerable

 

Chapter 8         Measuring Vulnerability to Poverty                                                          

                                                                      Gisele Kamanou and Jonathan Morduch

(DP2002/58 file)

 

Chapter 9         Targeting and Informal Insurance                                          Ethan Ligon

(DP2002/08 file)

 

Risk and Social Institutions

 

Chapter 10       Risk-Sharing and Endogenous Network Formation

                                                                                                        Joachim De Weerdt

(DP2002/57 File)

 

Chapter 11       Is a Friend in Need a Friend Indeed? Inclusion and Exclusion in Mutual Insurance Networks in Southern Ghana

                                         Markus Goldstein, Alain de Janvry and Elisabeth Sadoulet

(DP2002/25 text  figures)

 

Chapter 12       The Gradual Erosion of the Social Security Function of Customary Land Tenure Arrangements in Lineage-Based Societies

                                                                                                  Jean-Philippe Platteau

(DP2002/26 file)

 

Safety nets and social institutions

 

Chapter 13       Do Public Transfers Crowd Out Private Transfers? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Mexico

                                                                      Pedro Albarran and Orazio P. Attanasio

(DP2002/06: file)

 

Chapter 14       Food Aid and Informal Insurance

               Stefan Dercon and Pramila Krishnan

(DP2003/09: file)

 

Chapter 15       Why isn't there more Financial Intermediation in Developing Countries? Jonathan Conning and Michael Kevane

(DP2002/28: file)

 

Developing better protection for the poor

 

Chapter 16       Can-Food-for-Work Programmes Reduce Vulnerability?

                                             Christopher B. Barrett, Stein Holden and Daniel C. Clay

(DP2002/24: file)

 

Chapter 17       Incorporating Insurance Provisions in Microfinance Contracts: Learning from VisaŽ?     Loīc Sadoulet

(DP2002/56  text )

 

Chapter 18       Can Financial Markets be Tapped to Help Poor People Cope with Weather Risks?     

                                     Jerry Skees, Panos Varangis, Donald Larson and Paul Siegel

(DP2002/23 file)

 

Conclusion    

Chapter 19       Risk, Poverty and Public Action                                        Stefan Dercon

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