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Do Public Transfers Reduce Vulnerability?
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TitleDo Public Transfers Reduce Vulnerability?  
AuthorFan Liming and Xie E  
OrganizationShanghai University of Finance and Economics; School of Economics, Shandong University, 
Key WordsPublic Transfers; Poverty; Vulnerability 
AbstractThis paper empirically investigates the impact of public transfers on vulnerability. It makes use of two round panel household survey data. It adopt the vulnerability as expected poverty method for estimating vulnerability and use the difference-in-difference approach with propensity score matching adjustment in order to test the effect of public transfers on vulnerability.The main results is that even though the cross section data shows a positive pattern in lowering poverty over time for china, panel data shows the large amount of vulnerability that chinese people are subject to.The difference between poverty and vulnerability becomes smaller along with rising poverty line.Education, househould size,employment,work status and area have same effect on poverty and vulnerability simultaneously.Whatever the poverty line is, the impact of the public transfers has little impact on vulnerability of the transitory poor and the chronic poor. 
Serial NumberWP426 
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