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dc.contributor.advisor Thomas, Duncan en_US
dc.contributor.author LaFave, Daniel Ryan en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-25T20:17:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-25T20:17:36Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/5525
dc.description Dissertation en_US
dc.description.abstract <p>This dissertation investigates the economic behavior of families in developing settings. Utilizing uniquely rich, longitudinal survey data from Indonesia, it demonstrates the complexity of market environments facing rural households, as well as the importance of extended family networks in determining the health and well-being of young children. These essays serve as an illustration of advances in development economics that are possible when fundamental models are revisited and examined with new longitudinal data. The results of these exercises are important not only for updating economic models of behavior, but for what they reveal about the complexities of decision making, and for the effective design and evaluation of development policy around the world.</p> en_US
dc.subject Economics en_US
dc.subject Agricultural Household Model en_US
dc.subject Collective Rationality en_US
dc.subject Complete Markets en_US
dc.subject Intergenerational Transfers en_US
dc.title Essays on Family Behavior in Developing Settings en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.department Economics en_US

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