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Food Prices and Poverty

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/9
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Policy Research Working Papers
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Headey, Derek D.
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2016-12-06T23:32:37Z
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2016-12-06T23:32:37Z
dc.date.issued
2016-11
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2021-06-08T14:42:46Z
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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.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/421991480340958730/Food-prices-and-poverty
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/25701
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English
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en_US
dc.publisher
World Bank, Washington, DC
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Policy Research Working Paper;No. 7898
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject
food crisis
dc.subject
food prices
dc.subject
poverty reduction
dc.subject
food security
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agricultural supply response
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wages
dc.title
Food Prices and Poverty
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Working Paper
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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/33532 Journal Article (version of record)
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Food Prices and Poverty
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2016-11-28
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Publications & Research
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/421991480340958730/Food-prices-and-poverty
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okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/1813-9450-7898
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090224b0847489b2_1_0
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26977299
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WPS7898
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true
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en
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/421991480340958730/pdf/WPS7898.pdf
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421991480340958730
okr.topic
Agriculture :: Food Security
okr.topic
Agriculture :: Agricultural Sector Economics
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Agriculture :: Food Markets
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Poverty Reduction Strategies
okr.topic
Rural Development :: Rural Poverty Reduction Strategies
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Operations and Strategy Team, Development Economics Vice Presidency

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