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Food Prices and Poverty

dc.contributor.author Headey, Derek D.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-06T23:32:37Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-06T23:32:37Z
dc.date.issued 2016-11
dc.description.abstract Do higher food prices help or hinder poverty reduction? Despite much debate, existing research has almost solely relied on simulation models to address this question. In this paper World Bank poverty estimates are used to systematically test the relationship between changes in poverty and exogenous changes in real domestic food prices. The paper uncovers indicative evidence that increases in food prices are associated with reductions in poverty, not increases. A likely empirical explanation is the relatively strong agricultural supply and wage responses to food price increases, and the fact that the majority of the world's poor still heavily rely on agriculture or agriculture-related activities to earn a living. en
dc.identifier http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/421991480340958730/Food-prices-and-poverty
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/25701
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseries Policy Research Working Paper;No. 7898
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject food crisis
dc.subject food prices
dc.subject poverty reduction
dc.subject food security
dc.subject agricultural supply response
dc.subject wages
dc.title Food Prices and Poverty en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.type Document de travail fr
dc.type Documento de trabajo es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.associatedcontent https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/33532 Journal Article (version of record)
okr.crossref.title Food Prices and Poverty
okr.date.disclosure 2016-11-28
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
okr.docurl http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/421991480340958730/Food-prices-and-poverty
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/1813-9450-7898
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 090224b0847489b2_1_0
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 26977299
okr.identifier.report WPS7898
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okr.language.supported en
okr.pdfurl http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/421991480340958730/pdf/WPS7898.pdf en
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okr.statistics.dr 421991480340958730
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okr.topic Agriculture :: Food Security
okr.topic Agriculture :: Agricultural Sector Economics
okr.topic Agriculture :: Food Markets
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Reduction Strategies
okr.topic Rural Development :: Rural Poverty Reduction Strategies
okr.unit Operations and Strategy Team, Development Economics Vice Presidency
relation.isSeriesOfPublication 26e071dc-b0bf-409c-b982-df2970295c87
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