Publication Type

Working Paper

Publication Date

11-2011

Abstract

We simulate the impact of actual food price increase between June 2006 and June 2008 on poverty across different areas and whether the household’s main income source is agricultural activities. We explicitly treat heterogeneity in food price changes and the patterns of consumption and production by merging a expenditure survey dataset and a price dataset at the provincial level or lower. While the increase of head count index is larger for non-agricultural households than agricultural households, the opposite is true for the poverty gap and poverty severity measures, because poor agricultural households are particularly vulnerable to food inflation.

Keywords

non-parametric regression, net consumption ratio, global food crisis, vulnerability

Discipline

Asian Studies | Growth and Development

Research Areas

Macroeconomics

First Page

1

Last Page

23

Publisher

Singapore Management University Economics and Statistics Working Paper series No. 14-2011

City or Country

Singapore

Copyright Owner and License

Author

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Comments

Published in Food policy https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2012.11.009

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