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Title: Globalization and poverty in Senegal: a worst case scenario?
Authors: Maertens, Miet ×
Colen, Liesbeth
Swinnen, Jo #
Issue Date: Mar-2011
Publisher: Mouton
Series Title: European Review of Agricultural Economics vol:38 issue:1 pages:31-54
Abstract: There is no consensus about how globalization –trade and foreign investments –
affects poverty reduction. Using household survey data, this study contributes to the
empirical literature on globalization and poverty by analyzing the household-level
implications of increased foreign investments and trade in the horticulture sector in
Senegal. In many aspects this represents what many would consider a “worst-case
scenario”. Stringent rich country standards are imposed on exports and the supply
chain is controlled by a single multinational company with extreme levels of supply
base consolidation, full vertical integration and complete exclusion of smallholder
suppliers. We analyze and quantify income and poverty effects under these “worstcase
conditions” and find significant positive welfare impacts through employment
creation and labor market participation.
ISSN: 0165-1587
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, Leuven
Division of Bioeconomics
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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