Insurance against poverty

Poor people in developing countries are often affected by droughts, floods, illness, crop failure and job loss. Informal insurance mechanisms provide some protection, but are weak in the face of major calamities. This book evaluates alternatives in widening insurance and social protection provision

Main Author: Dercon, Stefan
Corporate Author: World Institute for Development Economics Research
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2005, 2005
Series:UNU-WIDER studies in development economics / UNU-WIDER studies in development economics
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Collection: Oxford University Press - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Poor people in developing countries are often affected by droughts, floods, illness, crop failure and job loss. Informal insurance mechanisms provide some protection, but are weak in the face of major calamities. This book evaluates alternatives in widening insurance and social protection provision
Item Description:"A study prepared by the World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU/WIDER)."
Physical Description:xvi, 465 p. ill
ISBN:9780191601620