Investigating the determinants of household welfare in Cote d'Ivoire

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Abstract

To predict the effect of economic policies on household welfare requires an understanding of which characteristics of households and of the localities in which they live enable them to raise their welfare levels. This paper outlines a simple procedure for investigating the determinants of household welfare and demonstrates its use with recent data from Cote d'Ivoire. It finds high (low) returns to education in urban (rural) areas; high benefits from cocoa land relative to coffee land; a significant impact on economic welfare from the availability of medical services, and no apparent benefits from agricultural extension services. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalWorld Bank Living Standards Measurement Study Working Paper
Volume71
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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