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Cocaine Production and the Provision of Household Services: Evidence from Colombian Coca Farmers

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dc.contributor.author Jones, Maggie
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-01T14:53:35Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-01T14:53:35Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14824
dc.description.abstract This paper analyzes how coca cultivation affects the provision of basic household services in Colombia. In particular, I examine how different levels of government responded to an exogenous upsurge in coca cultivation in 1995. I use data from De- mographic Health Surveys to compare Colombian households’ access to electricity (overseen by the federal government) and water (overseen by municipal govern- ments) in coca growing areas relative to non-growing areas. I use both standard and generalized difference-in-differences models. My results indicate that after coca cultivation increased, electricity coverage increased by 7 percentage points more in coca growing departments than non-growing departments. In contrast, there were no differential trends in access to piped water between growing and non-growing departments. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject coca cultivation en_US
dc.subject economics en_US
dc.subject electricity provision en_US
dc.subject water provision en_US
dc.title Cocaine Production and the Provision of Household Services: Evidence from Colombian Coca Farmers en_US
dc.date.defence 2012-04-30
dc.contributor.department Department of Economics en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Arts en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner N/A en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Melvin Cross en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Kuan Xu en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Daniel Rosenblum, Mutlu Yuksel en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US

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