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Roads and poverty in rural Laos: An Econometric analysis

Warr, Peter

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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]

dc.contributor.authorWarr, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:20:06Z
dc.identifier.issn1361-374X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/51788
dc.description.abstractThe 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 households in Laos and are being left behind by the development of the market economy.
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.sourcePacific Economic Review
dc.subjectKeywords: econometrics; market development; poverty determinant; road construction; rural area; rural population; rural society; Laos
dc.titleRoads and poverty in rural Laos: An Econometric analysis
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume15
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor140205 - Environment and Resource Economics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4002919xPUB232
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationWarr, Peter, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage152
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage169
local.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1468-0106.2009.00494.x
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T10:22:07Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-77954374237
local.identifier.thomsonID000274188800010
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