Linking Poverty, Natural Resources and Financial Markets: A Model of Land Use by Rural Households in El Salvador


  • 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO


  • This paper posits that deforestation and poverty levels are related through an inverted-U shape --the environmental Kuznets-- curve and that access to credit shifts this curve downwards, thus positively impacting natural resource uses. This hypothesis is tested using a household panel data set from El Salvador.

fecha de publicación

  • 2004

Líneas de investigación

  • Land Economics
  • Use


  • 20085