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Roads and poverty in rural Laos

Warr, Peter

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The relationship between poverty incidence and road development is analyzed in this paper, in the context of rural Laos. The results indicate that improving road access is an effective way of reducing rural poverty. Between 1997-98 and 2002-03, rural poverty incidence in Laos declined by 9.5 per cent. The results suggest that about 13 per cent of this decline can be attributed to improved road access to areas already having dry season access. There is now a high return to providing dry weather...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorWarr, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2005-05-31
dc.date.accessioned2006-03-27T02:16:41Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:30:21Z
dc.date.available2006-03-27T02:16:41Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:30:21Z
dc.date.created2005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/43240
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/43240
dc.description.abstractThe relationship between poverty incidence and road development is analyzed in this paper, in the context of rural Laos. The results indicate that improving road access is an effective way of reducing rural poverty. Between 1997-98 and 2002-03, rural poverty incidence in Laos declined by 9.5 per cent. The results suggest that about 13 per cent of this decline can be attributed to improved road access to areas already having dry season access. There is now a high return to providing dry weather access to the most isolated households of Laos – those with no road access at all.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.subjectpoverty incidence
dc.subjectrural roads
dc.subjectLao PDR
dc.titleRoads and poverty in rural Laos
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
local.description.refereedno
local.identifier.citationyear2005
local.identifier.eprintid3122
local.rights.ispublishedno
dc.date.issued2005
local.contributor.affiliationEconomics, RSPAS
local.contributor.affiliationANU
local.citationin Trade and Development no.4
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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