Browsing by Author "Olivia, Susan"

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  • How widespread are non-linear crowding out effects? The response of private transfers to income in four developing countries

    Gibson, John; Olivia, Susan; Rozelle, Scott (2006-03)
    This paper investigates whether there is a non-linear relationship between income and the private transfers received by households in developing countries. If private transfers are unresponsive to household income, expansion ...
  • An illustration of the average exit time measure of poverty

    Gibson, John; Olivia, Susan (Department of Economics, 2002-09)
    The goal of the World Bank is 'a world free of poverty' but the most widely used poverty measures do not show when poverty might be eliminated. The 'head-count index' simply counts the poor, while the 'poverty gap index' ...
  • Mapping poverty in rural China: How much does the environment matter?

    Olivia, Susan; Gibson, John; Rozelle, Scott; Huang, Jikun; Deng, Xiangzheng (2008-09)
    In this paper, we apply a recently developed small-area estimation technique to derive geographically detailed estimates of consumption-based poverty and inequality in rural Shaanxi, China. We also investigate whether using ...
  • Mapping poverty in rural China: how much does the environment matter?

    Olivia, Susan; Gibson, John; Rozelle, Scott; Huang, Jikun; Deng, Xiangzheng (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
    A recently developed small area estimation technique is used to geographically derive detailed estimates of consumption-based poverty and inequality in rural Shaanxi, China. These estimates may be helpful for targeting ...
  • Spatial correlation in household choices in rural Indonesia

    Gibson, John; Kim, Bonggeun; Olivia, Susan (Wiley, 2011-09)
    Many household choices in developing economies are correlated with choices of nearby households, because nearby locations have unobserved factors in common and households and their neighbors interact. However, models ...