Income Risk, Consumption Security and the Poor

J.G.M. Hoogeveen

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Households in developing countries have to deal with large fluctuations in income without being able to rely on formal insurance and credit markets. This paper presents an overview of the ways in which poor households attain consumption security and shows that doing so in the absence of security enhancing institutions is costly, especially for the poor.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-125
Number of pages16
JournalOxford Development Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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