Cloth $130.00 ISBN: 9780226574301 Will Publish December 2018
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The Economics of Poverty Traps

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

The Economics of Poverty Traps

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

464 pages | 66 line drawings, 33 tables | 6 x 9 | © 2019
Cloth $130.00 ISBN: 9780226574301 Will Publish December 2018
E-book $130.00 ISBN: 9780226574448 Will Publish December 2018
Contents
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
Christopher B. Barrett, Michael R. Carter, and Jean-Paul Chavas
 
I. Nutrition, Health, and Human Capital Formation
 
1. Human Capital and Shocks: Evidence on Education, Health, and Nutrition
Elizabeth Frankenberg and Duncan Thomas
 
2. Poverty and Cognitive Function
Emma Boswell Dean, Frank Schilbach, and Heather Schofield
Comment on chapters 1 and 2: John Hoddinott
 
II. Psychology of Poverty, Hope, and Aspirations
 
3. Depression through the Lens of Economics: A Research Agenda
Jonathan de Quidt and Johannes Haushofer
 
4. Hope as Aspirations, Agency, and Pathways: Poverty Dynamics and Microfinance in Oaxaca, Mexico
Travis J. Lybbert and Bruce Wydick
Comment on chapters 3 and 4: Rachid Laajaj
 
III. Imperfect and Incomplete Financial Markets
 
5. Taking Stock of the Evidence on Microfinancial Interventions
Francisco J. Buera, Joseph P. Kaboski, and Yongseok Shin
 
6. Poverty Traps and the Social Protection Paradox
Munenobu Ikegami, Michael R. Carter, Christopher B. Barrett, and Sarah Janzen
Comment on chapters 5 and 6: Stephen C. Smith
 
IV. Dynamics and Resilience in Natural Resources and Agriculture
 
7. Heterogeneous Wealth Dynamics: On the Roles of Risk and Ability
Paulo Santos and Christopher B. Barrett
 
8. Agroecosystem Productivity and the Dynamic Response to Shocks
Jean-Paul Chavas
Comment on chapters 7 and 8: Edward B. Barbier
 
V. Policy in the Presence of Poverty-Trap Mechanisms
 
9. Sustaining Impacts When Transfers End: Women Leaders, Aspirations, and Investments in Children
Karen Macours and Renos Vakis
 
10. Can Cash Transfers Help Households Escape an Intergenerational Poverty Trap?
M. Caridad Araujo, Mariano Bosch, and Norbert Schady
Comment on chapters 9 and 10: Maitreesh Ghatak
 
Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index
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