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Roads and poverty in rural Laos: An Econometric analysis

Warr, Peter


The relationship between poverty incidence and road development is analyzed econometrically in this paper, in the context of rural Laos. Between 1997-1998 and 2002-2003, rural poverty incidence in Laos declined by 9.5% of the rural population. Approximately 13% of this decline can be attributed to improved road 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. They constitute 31.6% of all rural...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Pacific Economic Review
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0106.2009.00494.x


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