Journal of
Development and Agricultural Economics

  • Abbreviation: J. Dev. Agric. Econ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9774
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDAE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 463

Full Length Research Paper

Determinants of household transition into and out of poverty in Benin

Hortensia Acaha-Acakpo
  • Hortensia Acaha-Acakpo
  • National School of Applied Economics and Management (ENEAM) of the University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC) of Benin.
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Jules Yehouenou
  • Jules Yehouenou
  • National School of Applied Economics and Management (ENEAM) of the University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC) of Benin.
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  •  Received: 12 December 2017
  •  Accepted: 28 November 2018
  •  Published: 31 May 2019

Abstract

This study tries to determine the differentiated factors of households’ transition to poverty in Benin. It was carried out on a sample of 6424 households making up data from the integrated modular survey on household living conditions. Descriptive analysis and econometric modeling as Stata 12 was used. From the results of this study, it appears that the geographical location of households in cotton and rice fields increases their chances to emerge from poverty. That reflects the positive effect of a good agricultural season on household living standard. Increasing the household size increases the household's risk of entering or remaining poor.

Key words: Poverty, differentiated factors, transition, Benin.