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000164803 245__ $$aCan agricultural cooperatives reduce poverty? Heterogeneous impact of cooperative membership on farmers’ welfare in Rwanda
000164803 260__ $$c2014
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000164803 270__ $$mMiet.Maertens@kuleuven.be$$pMaertens,   Miet
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000164803 336__ $$aWorking or Discussion Paper
000164803 390__ $$aAn updated version of this working paper is published as:
Verhofstadt, E., Maertens, M. (2014). Can Agricultural Cooperatives Reduce Poverty? Heterogeneous Impact of Cooperative Membership on Farmers' Welfare in Rwanda. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy,
art.nr. online.
000164803 490__ $$aBioeconomics Working Paper Series
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000164803 500__ $$aAn updated version of this working paper is published as:
Verhofstadt, E., Maertens, M. (2014). Can Agricultural Cooperatives Reduce Poverty? Heterogeneous Impact of Cooperative Membership on Farmers' Welfare in Rwanda. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy,
art.nr. online.
000164803 520__ $$aWe analyze the inclusiveness and effectiveness of agricultural cooperatives in Rwanda. We estimate mean income and poverty effects of cooperative membership using propensity score matching techniques. We analyze heterogeneous treatment effects across farmers by analyzing how estimated treatment effects vary over farm and farmer characteristics and over the estimated propensity score. We find that cooperative membership in general increases income and reduces poverty and that these effects are largest for larger farms and in more remote areas. We find evidence of a negative selection as impact is largest for farmers with the lowest propensity to be a cooperative member.
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000164803 650__ $$aAgricultural and Food Policy
000164803 650__ $$aCommunity/Rural/Urban Development
000164803 650__ $$aFood Security and Poverty
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