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Book ChapterInformality, Growth and Development in Africa
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 1...Economic development Economic aspects (Households) Informal sector (Economics)
Working PaperInformality, Growth, and Development in Africa
The informal sector makes up an overwhelming share of both gross domestic product and total employment in Africa...Economic development Economic aspects (Households) Informal sector (Economics)
Working PaperHealth Shocks and Coping Strategies: State Health Insurance Scheme of Andhra Pradesh, India
The objectives of the study are three-fold: to investigate who are vulnerable to welfare loss from health shocks, what are the household responses to cope with the economic burden of health shocks and if policy responses like state health insurance s...Health Health care Economic aspects (Households)
Working PaperTies that Bind: the Kin System as a Mechanism of Income-Hiding Between Spouses in Rural Ghana
I present a model of intra-household allocation to show that when income is not perfectly observed by both spouses, hiding of income can occur even when revelation increases bargaining power...Econometric models (Economic development) Economic aspects (Households) Income
Book ChapterUrbanization and the South Asian Enigma: A Case Study of India
From the book: Urbanization and Development in AsiaEconometrics Health Economic aspects (Households)
Book ChapterIntra-Household Arrangements and Adult Health Satisfaction: Evidence from Mexico
From the book: Health Inequality and DevelopmentHealth Household survey Households
Journal ArticleSmall Business, Entrepreneurship and Violent Conflict in Developing Countries
Part of Journal Special Issue Small Business, Entrepreneurship, and Violent Conflict in Developing CountriesConflict management Entrepreneurship Economic aspects (Households)
Journal Special IssueSmall Business, Entrepreneurship, and Violent Conflict in Developing Countries
This study surveys the small but growing field of entrepreneurship and conflict in developing countries, which is also the topic of this special issue of the Journal of Small business and Entrepreneurship...Conflict management Entrepreneurship Economic aspects (Households)
Working PaperUrbanization and the South Asian Enigma: A Case Study of India
South Asia has the highest rate of child malnutrition in the world, despite rapid economic growth compared to other regions such as sub-Saharan Africa...Econometrics Health Economic aspects (Households)
Working PaperIntra-Household Arrangements and Health Satisfaction: Evidence from Mexico
This paper uses a subjective wellbeing approach to study the role of household arrangements on the health satisfaction of an individual...Health Household survey Households
Book ChapterEstimating the Balance Sheet of the Personal Sector in an Emerging Market Country: South Africa, 1975-2003
From the book: Personal Wealth from a Global PerspectiveConsumption (Economics) Finance, Personal Households
Book ChapterMarketable Wealth in a Poor African Country: Using an Index of Consumer Durables to Investigate Wealth Accumulation by Households in Ghana
From the book: Personal Wealth from a Global PerspectiveDurable goods, Consumer Economic development Economic aspects (Households)
Book ChapterGender-related Indicators of Well-being
From the book: Human Well-beingDiscrimination in employment Economic aspects (Households) Income distribution
Working PaperMarketable Wealth in a Poor African Country: Using an index of consumer durables to investigate wealth accumulation by households in Ghana
The study uses an asset index of consumer durables to track changes in household wealth in Ghana during the recent period of strong growth...Durable goods, Consumer Economic development Economic aspects (Households)
Working PaperEstimating the Balance Sheet of the Personal Sector in an Emerging Market Country: South Africa 1975-2003
Official balance sheet estimates for the household sector are not currently available in South Africa, yet, with the country’s well developed financial sector and deep capital markets, asset market channels are likely to be important determinan...Consumption (Economics) Finance, Personal Households