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Rising Food Prices and Coping Strategies : Household-level Evidence from Afghanistan

dc.contributor.author D’Souza, Anna
dc.contributor.author Jolliffe, Dean
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-09T16:14:25Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-09T16:14:25Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02-28
dc.description.abstract This article investigates the impact of rising wheat prices on household food security in Afghanistan. Exploiting a unique nationally-representative household survey, we find evidence of large declines in the real value of per capita food consumption. Smaller price elasticities with respect to calories than with respect to food consumption suggest that households trade off quality for quantity as they move away from nutrient-rich foods such as meat and vegetables toward staple foods. Our work improves upon country-level simulation studies by providing estimates of actual household food security during a price shock in one of the world's poorest, most food-insecure countries. en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Development Studies
dc.identifier.issn 0022-0388
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/13345
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Development Studies;48(2)
dc.relation.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo/
dc.subject food security
dc.subject high food prices
dc.subject nutrition
dc.subject poverty
dc.title Rising Food Prices and Coping Strategies : Household-level Evidence from Afghanistan en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.date.disclosure 2012-08-21
okr.doctype Journal Article
okr.externalcontent External Content
okr.globalpractice Agriculture
okr.globalpractice Poverty
okr.journal.nbpages 282-299
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.region.country Afghanistan
okr.relation.associatedurl http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00220388.2011.635422
okr.relation.associatedurl https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/3947
okr.theme Social protection and risk management :: Other social protection and risk management
okr.theme Human development :: Nutrition and food security
okr.topic Agriculture :: Food Markets
okr.topic Poverty Reduction
okr.unit Economic Policy and Poverty Team (SASEP), South Asia Region
okr.volume 48(2)
relation.isAuthorOfPublication a5bfeac1-cf4b-504a-8f79-9dc2aea50436
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