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    Mahajan SandeepAug 04, 2014
    Countries everywhere are divided into two distinct spatial realms: one urban, one rural. Classic models of development predict faster growth in the urban sector, causing rapid migration from rural areas to...
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    Kondylis Florence, Mueller Valerie, Zhu Siyao JessicaAug 01, 2014
    Extension services are a keystone of information diffusion in agriculture. This paper exploits a large randomized controlled trial to track diffusion of a new technique in the classic Training and Visit (T&V) ...
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    Golan Jennifer, Sicular Terry, Umapathi NithinAug 01, 2014
    This paper examines China's rural minimum living standard guarantee (dibao) program, one of the largest targeted transfer schemes in the world. Using household survey data matched with published administrative ...
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    Ivanic Maros, Martin WillAug 01, 2014
    The volume-based Special Safeguard Mechanism was proposed as essential for small, poor farmers and became the proximate cause of the collapse of the Doha Agenda negotiations in 2008. But is it helpful for these ...
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    Ivanic Maros, Martin WillAug 01, 2014
    This study uses household models based on detailed expenditure and agricultural production data from 31 developing countries to assess the impacts of changes in global food prices on poverty in individual ...
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