Spatial Disadvantages or Spatial Poverty Traps: Household Evidence from Rural Kenya

September 22, 2008 - Author: W.J. Burke and T.S. Jayne

IDWP 93. W.J. Burke and T.S. Jayne. 2008. Spatial Disadvantages or Spatial Poverty Traps: Household Evidence from Rural Kenya

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
The goals of this study are: 1) to determine the relative importance of spatial factors in
explaining household wealth; 2) to identify the spatial characteristics of the chronically
poorest, the consistently well off, and households escaping from poverty as well as
descending into poverty; 3) to determine effects of compound disadvantages on the likelihood
of chronic poverty; and 4) to assess the evidence of spatial poverty traps (SPTs).

Tags: food security group, idwp, kenya


Authors

Thomas Jayne

Thomas Jayne
jayne@msu.edu

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