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Insecurity and welfare: evidence from country data


Fafchamps, Marcel; Minten, Bart


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Abstract Using original survey data, we examine how insecurity affects welfare. Correcting for unobserved heterogeneity, we find an effect of insecurity on incomes, school enrollment, health status, and infant mortality. Results are robust to the inclusion of various shocks potentially affecting both welfare and insecurity. But the significance of the insecurity effect varies somewhat with the method used. We further find a significant effect of insecurity on the provision of certain public services, notably schooling and health care, and in the placement of development projects. Taken together, the evidence suggests that insecurity is an important determinant of welfare in the country studied.
Klassifikation Entwicklungsländersoziologie, Entwicklungssoziologie; Kriminalsoziologie, Rechtssoziologie, Kriminologie; Sozialpolitik
Freie Schlagwörter crime; school enrollment; health; project placement
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2009
Seitenangabe S. 831-863
Zeitschriftentitel Journal of Development Studies, 45 (2009) 6
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00220380902802206
Status Postprint; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)