Measuring Vulnerability to Poverty

Jonathan Morduch, Gisele Kamanou

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


A method based on Monte Carlo bootstrap estimations of consumption changes was developed to measure vulnerability to poverty. The method was applied to data on Cote d'Ivoire in 1985-86. It revealed potential difficulties faced by households, which were obscured when historical records were used to determine the extent of vulnerabilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInsurance Against Poverty
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780199276837
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005


  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Households
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Poverty
  • Vulnerability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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