Instructor: Cesar Calvo, Universidad de Piura

Class Objectives:

  • Concept of Vulnerability to Poverty in the Multidimensional Space
  • Measurement of Vulnerability
  • Empirical Applications


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Reading List
Suggested basic reading on this topic:
CALVO, C. (2008) “Vulnerability to Multidimensional Poverty: Peru, 1998-2002”, World Development 36 (6): 1011-1020.
CALVO, C. and S. DERCON ( 2005), “Measuring Individual Vulnerability”, Working Paper No 229, Department of Economics Series, Oxford University.
CALVO, C. and S. DERCON (2007), “Vulnerability to Poverty”, Centre for the study of African Economies Series WPS/2007-03

Further readings:
BOURGUIGNON, F. and C. GOH (2004), “Estimating individual vulnerability to poverty with pseudo-panel data”, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No 3375.
CHRISTIAENSEN, L. J. and K. SUBBARAO (2004), “Toward an Understanding of Household Vulnerability in Rural Kenya” World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3326.
CHRISTIAENSEN , L. y R. N. BOISVERT (2000), “On Measuring Household Food Vulnerability: Case Evidence from Northern Mali”, Working Paper 2000-05, Department of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University.
JALAN , J. and M. RAVALLION (1997), “Are the Poor Less Well-Insured? Evidence on Vulnerability to Income Risk in Rural China”, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No 1863.
LIGON , E. y L. SCHECHTER (2003), “Measuring Vulnerability”, Economic Journal, 113: 95-102.
PRITCHETT, L., SURYHADI, A. y S. SUMARTO (2000), “Quantifying Vulnerability to Poverty: A Proposed Measure with Application to Indonesia”, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 2437.
RAVALLION, M. (1988), “Expected Poverty under Risk-Induced Welfare Variability”, The Economic Journal , 98(393), 1171-1182.
SURYAHAD I, A. y S. SUMARTO (2003), “Poverty and Vulnerability in Indonesia Before and After the Economic Crisis”, Asian Economic Journal, 17: 45-64.