Risk Sharing and Public Transfers

Dercon, Stefan and Krishnan, Pramila (2002). Risk Sharing and Public Transfers. UNU-WIDER.

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  • Sub-type Discussion paper
    Author Dercon, Stefan
    Krishnan, Pramila
    Title Risk Sharing and Public Transfers
    Volume/Issue No. 2002/85
    Publication Date 2002
    Place of Publication Helsinki
    Publisher UNU-WIDER
    Pages 13
    Language eng
    Abstract

    We use public transfers in the form of food aid to test for the presence of risk sharing arrangements at the village level in rural Ethiopia. We reject perfect risk-sharing, but find evidence of partial risk-sharing via transfers. There is also evidence c

    Keyword Informal sector (economics)
    Insurance
    Risk
    Risk management
    Transfer payments
    Copyright Holder UNU-WIDER
    Copyright Year 2002
    Copyright type Fair use permitted
    ISSN 16095774
    ISBN 9789291902958
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