Marleen Dekker

Marleen DekkerMarleen Dekker is a development economist and human geographer. Her PhD research was on the impact of land reform on participation in social networks and risk-coping strategies in Zimbabwe. Her post-doc research on Ethiopia focused on the role of social networks in coping with illness and bargaining processes within the household and the wider community. Her current work builds on these previous research projects and explores the role of social networks in accessing markets and (local) socio-economic development, with a strong focus on access to formal and informal insurance networks, including community-based health insurance. A new research project is a collaborative venture with the VU University Amsterdam, the University of East Anglia and the University of Nottingham. The project uses an economic experiment to explore collaboration between spouses in monogamous and polygamous households in rural Nigeria.

Since May 2014 Marleen also coordinates the secretariat of INCLUDE, the Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development Policies, that aims to promote the use of evidence in knowledge in policy making on inclusive development, both in The Netherlands as well as Africa.

Keywords: inclusive development, polygyny, risk, social networks, markets, land reform.

Dr. M. (Marleen) Dekker
Senior researcher

Email adress: mdekker@ascleiden.nl
Phone number: +31 (0)71 527 6602
ASC room number: 3.A01

Publications by Marleen Dekker in the ASCL catalogue
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The formation of community-based organizations : an analysis of a quasi-experiment in Zimbabwe
(2015)
A. Barr; M. Dekker; M. Fafchamps
Type of Publication: Journal Article

Impact of Ethiopia's Community-Based Health Insurance on household economic welfare
(2015)
Z. Yilma; A. Mebratie; R. Sparrow; M. Dekker; G. Alemu; A.S. Bedi
Type of Publication: Journal Article

The impact of Ethiopia's community-based health insurance on household economic welfare : a policy brief
(2015)
Z. Yilma; A. Mebratie; R. Sparrow; M. Dekker; G. Alemu; A.S. Bedi
Type of Publication: Other

Impact of Ethiopia's Community Based Health Insurance on household economic welfare
(2014)
M. Dekker; Z.Y. Debebe; A. Mebratie; R. Sparrow; G. Alemu; A.S. Bedi
Type of Publication: Other

Coping with shocks in rural Ethiopia
(2014)
Z. Yilma; A. Mebratie; R. Sparrow; D. Abebaw; M. Dekker; G. Alemu; A.S. Bedi
Type of Publication: Journal Article

Shocks and coping strategies in rural Ethiopia: a policy brief
(2014)
Z. Yilma; A. Mebratie; R. Sparrow; D. Abebaw; M. Dekker; G. Alemu; A.S. Bedi
Type of Publication: Other

Coping with shocks in rural Ethiopia
(2013)
M. Dekker; Z.Y. Debebe; A. Mebratie; R. Sparrow; D. Abebaw; G. Alemu; A.S. Bedi
Type of Publication: Other

'It is time to start my own farm': the unforeseen effects of two waves of resettlement on household formation in Zimbabwe
(2012)
M. Dekker; B. Kinsey
Editors: J.B. Gewald; A.H.M. Leliveld; I. Peša
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Who shares risk with whom under different enforcement mechanisms?
(2012)
A. Barr; M. Dekker; M. Fafchamps
Type of Publication: Journal Article

Bridging the gender divide: an experimental analysis of group formation in African villages
(2012)
A. Barr; M. Dekker; M. Fafchamps
Type of Publication: Journal Article

Creating inclusive communities: the results of resettlement in Zimbabwe
(2011)
M. Dekker; A. Barr
Type of Publication: Other

Contextualizing Zimbabwe's land reform: long term observations from the first generation
(2011)
M. Dekker; B. Kinsey
Type of Publication: Journal Article

Health insurance and other risk-coping strategies in Uganda: the case of Microcare Insurance Ltd
(2010)
M. Dekker; A. Wilms
Type of Publication: Journal Article

Markets of well-being: navigating health and healing in Africa
(2010)
Editors: M. Dekker; R.A. van Dijk
Type of Publication: Book

Introduction: economic ethnographies of the marketization of health and healing in Africa
(2010)
M. Dekker; R.A. van Dijk
Editors: M. Dekker; R.A. van Dijk
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Individual or shared responsibility: who finances treatment of illnesses in households in rural Ethiopia?
(2010)
M. Dekker
Editors: M. Dekker; R.A. van Dijk
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Can't buy me health: financial constraints and health seeking behaviour among rural household members in Central Togo
(2010)
M. Dekker; A.H.M. Leliveld; C. 't Hart; J. Gnimadi
Editors: M. Dekker; R.A. van Dijk
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Who shares risk with whom under different enforcement mechanisms?
(2010)
A. Barr; M. Dekker; M. Fafchamps
Type of Publication: Book

Zuid-Afrika reisgids
(2009)
M. Dekker
Type of Publication: Book

Bridging the gender divide: an experimental analysis of group formation in African villages
(2009)
A. Barr; M. Dekker; M. Fafchamps
Type of Publication: Book

Intra-household differences in coping with illness in rural Ethiopia
(2008)
M. Dekker
Editors: M.M.E.M. Rutten; A.H.M. Leliveld; D.W.J. Foeken
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

Risk sharing relations and enforcement mechanisms
(2008)
A. Barr; M. Dekker; M. Fafchamps
Type of Publication: Book

Risk sharing relations and enforcement mechanisms
(2008)
A. Barr; M. Dekker; M. Fafchamps
Type of Publication: Book

Trends in non-consumption dimensions of welfare for Tanzania, 1992-2000
(2006)
M. Dekker; J. Hoogeveen
Type of Publication: Conference Paper

Micro-macro verbanden in Tanzania : waar zit de kink in de kabel?
(2005)
M. Dekker; M. Eeckhout
Type of Publication: Journal Article

Sustainability and Resourcefulness : Support Networks During Periods of Stress
(2004)
M. Dekker
Type of Publication: Journal Article

Bride wealth and household security in rural Zimbabwe
(2002)
M. Dekker; H. Hoogeveen
Type of Publication: Journal Article

NGO's and environmental dilemmas in Zimbabwe
(1999)
A.J. Dietz; M. Dekker
Editors: H. van den Breemer; L.B. Venema
Type of Publication: Book Chapter

NGO's and environmental dilemmas in Zimbabwe
(1997)
A.J. Dietz; M. Dekker
Type of Publication: Conference Paper
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Who shares risk with whom under different enforcement mechanisms?
BREAD Working Paper No. 267 2010
A. Barr; M. Dekker; M. Fafchamps

The formation of community based organizations in sub-Saharan Africa: an analysis of a quasi-experiment
Leiden: African Studies Centre, ASC working paper 90, 2010
A. Barr; M. Dekker; M. Fafchamps
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Bridging the gender divide: an experimental analysis of group formation in African villages
Leiden: African Studies Centre, ASC working paper 87, 2009
A. Barr; M. Dekker; M. Fafchamps
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Zuid-Afrika reisgids
Haarlem: Dominicus, 2009
M. Dekker

Risk sharing relations and enforcement mechanisms
Leiden: African Studies Centre, ASC working paper 80, 2008
A. Barr; M. Dekker; M. Fafchamps
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Risk sharing relations and enforcement mechanisms
Oxford: Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford University, CSAE Working Paper Series 2008-14 2008
A. Barr; M. Dekker; M. Fafchamps
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Estimating wealth effects without expenditure data : an asset based wealth index for rural Ethiopia
Addis Abeba: Ethiopian Economics Association, Proceedings 3rd International Conference on the Ethiopian Economy 2006
M. Dekker

Risk, resettlement and relations : social security in rural Zimbabwe
[Amsterdam: Thela Thesis], Tinbergen Institute research series ; no. 331 2004
M. Dekker

''It is time to start my own farm': the unforeseen effects of two waves of resettlement on household formation in Zimbabwe'
In: J.B. Gewald; A.H.M. Leliveld; I. Peša: 'Transforming innovations in Africa: explorative studies on appropriation in African societies', Leiden: Brill, 2012.

'Introduction: economic ethnographies of the marketization of health and healing in Africa'
In: M. Dekker; R.A. van Dijk: 'Markets of well-being: navigating health and healing in Africa', Leiden: Brill, 2010.

'Individual or shared responsibility: who finances treatment of illnesses in households in rural Ethiopia?'
In: M. Dekker; R.A. van Dijk: 'Markets of well-being: navigating health and healing in Africa', Leiden: Brill, 2010.

'Can't buy me health: financial constraints and health seeking behaviour among rural household members in Central Togo'
In: M. Dekker; R.A. van Dijk: 'Markets of well-being: navigating health and healing in Africa', Leiden: Brill, 2010.

'Intra-household differences in coping with illness in rural Ethiopia'
In: M.M.E.M. Rutten; A.H.M. Leliveld; D.W.J. Foeken: 'Inside Poverty and Development in Africa', Leiden: Brill, 2008.

'NGO's and environmental dilemmas in Zimbabwe'
In: H. van den Breemer; L.B. Venema: 'Towards negotiated comanagement of natural resources in Africa', Münster: LIT Verlag, 1999.
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Markets of well-being: navigating health and healing in Africa
M. Dekker; R.A. van Dijk (editors)
Leiden: Brill, African dynamics 9, 2010.
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'Coping with shocks in rural Ethiopia'
in: Journal of development studies, vol. 50, no. 7, pp. 1009 - 1024, 2014.

'Bridging the gender divide: an experimental analysis of group formation in African villages'
in: World development, vol. 40, no. 10, pp. 2063-2077, 2012.

'Who shares risk with whom under different enforcement mechanisms?'
in: Economic development and cultural change, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 677-706, 2012.

'Contextualizing Zimbabwe's land reform: long term observations from the first generation'
in: The journal of peasant studies, vol. 38, no. 5, pp. 995 - 1019, 2011.

'Estimating wealth effects without expenditure data : an asset based wealth index for rural Ethiopia'
in: Ethiopian Journal of Economics, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 35 - 54, 2006.

'Micro-macro verbanden in Tanzania : waar zit de kink in de kabel?'
in: Kwartaalschrift Economie, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 244 - 267, 2005.

'Sustainability and Resourcefulness : Support Networks During Periods of Stress'
in: World development, vol. 32, no. 10, pp. 1735 - 1751, 2004.

'Bride wealth and household security in rural Zimbabwe'
in: Journal of African economies, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 114 - 145, 2002.
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