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African food security: immediate challenges conceal long-term opportunity

Despite trouble spots, there are grounds for long-term optimism in the development of African agriculture.

Large demographic shocks and small changes in the marriage market

Between 1958 and 1961, China experienced one of the worse famines in her history. Birth rates fell during these years and recovered immediately afterwards. The famine also adversely affected the health of these cohorts. This paper provides non-parametric estimates of the total effects of the...