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Grootaert, Christiaan 1950-

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Works: 107 works in 478 publications in 3 languages and 7,816 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Christiaan Grootaert
The role of social capital in development : an empirical assessment( Book )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years the role of social capital - defined as the institutions and networks of relationships between people, and the associated norms and values - in programs of poverty alleviation and development has risen to considerable prominence. Although development practitioners have long suspected that social capital does affect the efficiency and quality of most development processes, this book is the first to provide the rigorous empirical results needed to confirm that impression and translate it into effective and informed policymaking. It is based on a large volume of newly collected data, relying equally on quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to establish new approaches for measuring social capital and its impact. The book documents the pervasive role of social capital in accelerating poverty alleviation and rural development, facilitating the provision of goods and services, and easing political transition and recovery from civil conflicts
Poverty and social assistance in transition countries by Jeanine Braithwaite( Book )

24 editions published between 1957 and 2000 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study examines poverty and social assistance in six countries - Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Estonia, Russia, and Kyrgyz Republic - comparing the poverty profiles and the correlates of poverty between the two regions. The study finds that the profile of poverty is more sharply defined in Eastern Europe than in the former Soviet Union, where poverty is more widespread. This holds the potential for better targeting of social assistance in Eastern Europe, and the study proposes a novel two-step approach to identify the poor."--Jacket
The policy analysis of child labor : a comparative study( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding and measuring social capital : a multidisciplinary tool for practitioners by Christiaan Grootaert( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work details various methods of gauging social capital and provides illustrative case studies from Mali and India. It also offers a measuring instrument, the Social Capital Assessment Tool, that combines quantitative and qualitative approaches
The relation between final demand and income distribution, with application to Japan by Christiaan Grootaert( Book )

13 editions published in 1983 in English and German and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measuring social capital : an integrated questionnaire by Christiaan Grootaert( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Measuring Social Capital: An Integrated Questionnaire is part of the World Bank Working Paper series. These papers are published to communicate the results of the Bank's ongoing research and to stimulate public discussion." "The idea of social capital has enjoyed a remarkable rise to prominence in both the theoretical and the applied social science literature over the last decade. Though lively debate has accompanied that journey, thereby helping to advance our thinking and to clarify areas of agreement and disagreement, much still remains to be done. One approach that we hope can help bring further advances for both scholars and practitioners is the provision of a set of empirical tools for measuring social capital." "The purpose of this paper is to introduce such a tool with a focus on applications in developing countries. The tool aims to generate quantitative data on various dimensions of social capital as part of a larger household survey (such as the Living Standards Measurement Survey or a household income/expenditure survey). The paper also provides detailed guidance for the use and analysis of the data. We hope that better empirical information on social capital will lead to greater dialogue between researchers, policymakers, task managers, and poor people themselves - thus ultimately leading to the design and implementation of more effective poverty reduction strategies."--BOOK JACKET
Hungary : poverty and social transfers by World Bank( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the social effects of policy reform by Lionel Demery( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzing poverty and policy reform : the experience of Côte d'Ivoire by Christiaan Grootaert( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measuring and analyzing levels of living in developing countries : an annotated questionnaire by Christiaan Grootaert( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper contains the household and community questionnaires used in the Ivory Coast living standards survey. This survey is the first field operation of the Living Standards Measurement Study. The annotation to the household questionnaire describes the process by which the questionnaire was drafted, the main choices and trade-offs that underlie its content, and its main technical features. The outline and analytical purpose of each section of the questionnaire is discussed
Household expenditure surveys : some methodological issues by Christiaan Grootaert( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy-oriented analysis of poverty and the social dimensions of structural adjustment : a methodology and proposed application to Côte d'Ivoire, 1985-88 by Christiaan Grootaert( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and French and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The social dimensions of adjustment priority survey : an instrument for the rapid identification and monitoring of policy target groups by Christiaan Grootaert( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The demand for urban housing in the Ivory Coast by Christiaan Grootaert( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of employment and earnings in analyzing levels of living : a general methodology with applications to Malaysia and Thailand by Christiaan Grootaert( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper is intended as a manual for the use of employment and earnings data (as collected in the Living Standards Surverys) in the context of policy analysis of levels of living. The target audience is the staff of statistical offices and user agencies in developing countries who have been charged with providing a first analysis of newly collected data. The analysis proposed in the manual takes into account the limitations of analytic and computing capabilities that typically exist in many countries. In the first part of the manual a set of tables and graphs are suggested, fewer in number than those found in a typical labor force survey report, but which are deemed to bring out better the main facts about employment and earnings, and are directly relevant for selected policy issues. The second part of this study follows up with multivariate analysis of labor force participation and earnings. Relevant econometric issues are explicitly discussed
Statistical experimentation for household surveys : two case studies of Hong Kong by Christiaan Grootaert( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The methodology and findings of the estimation of non-sampling error have wide applicability. This paper distinguished between enumerator error and respondent error and presents a model to measure the frequency of error occurrence. The model has limited applicability to measuring the extent of error. The data used derive from two case studies of Hong Kong. The major results include: (i) precision increases with a reduction in participation period matched by an increase in sample size; (ii) the use of multiple diaries within the household has no significant affect on response factors or level of expenditures reported; (iii) an inducement fee paid the household improves the response rate and does not significantly affect the level of expenditures reported; (iv) requesting income by source rather than as a total amount seemed to reduce underreporting; (v) one person households can be included; and (vi) difficulties exist in filling out daily expenditure records. This paper demonstrates the usefulness of undertaking such a methodological experiment as a way of improving survey data, and indicates the need for documenting such experiments thereby improving the efficient use of information resources
 
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The role of social capital in development : an empirical assessment
Alternative Names
Grootaert, Christiaan

Grootaert, Christiaan N.

Grootaert, Christiaan N. 1950-

Languages
English (190)

French (3)

German (2)

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Poverty and social assistance in transition countriesThe policy analysis of child labor : a comparative studyUnderstanding and measuring social capital : a multidisciplinary tool for practitionersMeasuring social capital : an integrated questionnaire