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Grootaert, Christiaan 1950-

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Works: 112 works in 365 publications in 3 languages and 5,931 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Census  Surveys 
Roles: Editor, Contributor
Classifications: HM741, 302
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Most widely held works by Christiaan Grootaert
The role of social capital in development an empirical assessment ( )
31 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,357 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
Understanding and measuring social capital a multidisciplinary tool for practitioners ( )
13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 805 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
Measuring Social Capital an Integrated Questionnaire by Christiaan Grootaert ( )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Poverty and social assistance in transition countries by Jeanine Braithwaite ( Book )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 561 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."--BOOK JACKET
The policy analysis of child labor : a comparative study ( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The relation between final demand and income distribution, with application to Japan by Christiaan Grootaert ( Book )
8 editions published in 1983 in English and German and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hungary : poverty and social transfers ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analyzing poverty and policy reform : the experience of Côte d'Ivoire by Christiaan Grootaert ( Book )
6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Understanding the social effects of policy reform by Lionel Demery ( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Measuring and analyzing levels of living in developing countries : an annotated questionnaire by Christiaan Grootaert ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Household expenditure surveys : some methodological issues by Christiaan Grootaert ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 102 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 )
7 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and French and held by 93 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 )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The demand for urban housing in the Ivory Coast by Christiaan Grootaert ( Book )
6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 78 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 )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The conceptual basis of measures of household welfare and their implied survey data requirements by Christiaan Grootaert ( Book )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and German and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social capital, household welfare and poverty in Indonesia by Christiaan Grootaert ( Book )
10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It pays for poor households to participate actively in local associations. At low incomes, the returns to social capital are higher than returns to human capital. At higher incomes, the reverse is true
Statistical experimentation for household surveys : two case studies of Hong Kong ( Book )
3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Child labor : a review by Christiaan Grootaert ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dynamics of poverty : why some people escape from poverty and others don't : an African case study by Christiaan Grootaert ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
August 1995 - In urban areas of Côte d'Ivoire, human capital is the endowment that best explains welfare changes over time. In rural areas, physical capital - especially the amount of land and farm equipment owned - matters most. Empirical investigations of poverty in developing countries tend to focus on the incidence of poverty at a particular point in time. If the incidence of poverty increases, however, there is no information about how many new poor have joined the existing poor and how many people have escaped poverty. Yet this distinction is of crucial policy importance. The chronically poor may need programs to enhance their human and physical capital endowments. Invalids and the very old may need permanent (targeted) transfers. The temporarily poor, on the other hand, may best be helped with programs that complement their own resources and help them bridge a difficult period. Results from analyses of panel surveys show significant mobility into and out of poverty and reveal a dynamism of the poor that policy should stimulate. Understanding what separates chronic from temporary poverty requires knowing which characteristics differentiate those who escape poverty from those who don't. In earlier work, Grootaert, Kanbur, and Oh found that region of residence and socioeconomic status were important factors. In this paper they investigate the role of other household characteristics, especially such asset endowments as human and physical capital, in the case of Côte d'Ivoire. In urban areas of Côte d'Ivoire, human capital is the most important endowment explaining welfare changes over time. Households with well-educated members suffered less loss of welfare than other households. What seems to have mattered, though, is the skills learned through education, not the diplomas obtained. Diplomas may even have worked against some households in having oriented workers too much toward a formal labor market in a time when employment growth came almost entirely from small enterprises. In rural areas, physical capital - especially the amount of land and farm equipment owned - mattered most. Smallholders were more likely to suffer welfare declines. Households with diversified sources of income managed better, especially if they had an important source of nonfarm income. In both rural and urban areas, larger households suffered greater declines in welfare and households that got larger were unable to increase income enough to maintain their former welfare level. Households whose heads worked in the public sector maintained welfare better than other households, a finding that confirms earlier observations. The results also suggest that government policies toward certain regions or types of household can outweigh the effects of household endownments. Surprisingly, migrant non-Ivorian households tended to be better at preventing welfare losses than Ivorian households, while households headed by women did better than those headed by men (after controlling for differences in or changes in endowment). The implications for policymakers? First, education is associated with higher welfare levels and helps people cope better with economic decline. Second, targeting the social safety net to larger households - possibly through the schools, to reach children - is justified in periods of decline. Third, smallholders might be targeted in rural areas, and ways found to encourage diversification of income there. This paper - a joint product of the Social Policy and Resettlement Division, Environment Department, and the Africa Regional Office, Office of the Chief Economist - is the result of a research project on The Dynamics of Poverty: Why Some People Escape Poverty and Others Don't, A Panel Analysis for Côte d'Ivoire (RPO 678-70)
 
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Alternative Names
Grootaert, Christiaan
Grootaert, Christiaan N.
Grootaert, Christiaan N., 1950-
Languages
English (169)
German (3)
French (1)
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