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Cooperation in polygynous households

Evidence that monogamous spouses often compromise household gains to maintain individual control over resources has informed the design of cash transfer schemes and other poverty alleviation programs. In polygynous households, decision making may be…

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Changing gender roles in agriculture?: Evidence from 20 years of data in Ghana

At a time when donors and governments are increasing efforts to mainstream gender in agriculture, it is critical to revisit long-standing wisdom about gender inequalities in agriculture to be able to more efficiently design and evaluate policy…

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El agro argentino: Un sistema productivo y organizacional eficiente

El reciente paradigma tecnológico que se está difundiendo a nivel mundial, caracterizado por tecnologías posibles de ser aplicadas a los recursos naturales, presenta importantes oportunidades para los países de menor desarrollo relativo, donde la…

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Local corruption and support for fuel subsidy reform: Evidence from Indonesia

There is an urgent need to phase out global petroleum subsidies, due to the severe strain they impose on government expenditures and on the environment. However, reform efforts are often stymied by popular resistance to subsidy reform. This article…

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Existing data to measure African trade

One finds a broad consensus in the literature regarding the lack of good information on trade in Africa, particularly intraregional trade. This paper attempts to identify gaps and remedies in measuring and tracking trade in Africa. We review the major…

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Misreporting month of birth: Implications for nutrition research

Height-for-age z-scores (HAZs) and stunting status (HAZ<−2) are widely used to measure child nutrition and population health. However, accurate measurement of age is nontrivial in populations with low levels of literacy and numeracy, limited use of…

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