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dc.contributor.authorGoldstein, Markusen_US
dc.contributor.authorDeJanvry, Alainen_US
dc.contributor.authorSadoulet, Elisabethen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-14T09:45:28Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-14T09:45:28Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9291901695en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/52987-
dc.description.abstractMutual insurance has been shown, theoretically and empirically, to be incomplete and limited by asymmetric information and lack of enforcement mechanisms. While some research has shown that networks based on kinship, neighbourhood and ethnicity may provide a locus of insurance and thus a way of overcoming these problems, these studies are not fine enough to predict the inclusion and exclusion of individuals. Using data from rural Ghana, we examine the role of social relations in obtaining assistance in the face of shocks. We examine this at both intra-household and community levels. At the household level, asking for and receiving assistance from the spouse is related to gender, the quality of the marital relationship, and the wealth of household members. At the community level, asking for and receiving help are correlated with membership in a major lineage, participation in secular organizations, the individual’s fostering history, and anticipated land inheritance. We also show that these factors differ depending on whether the shortfall was for a household or personal item (as perceived by the respondent). This work helps us to identify individuals who are more likely to fall outside of mutual insurance networks and require interventions to help them cope with risk. – risk ; social networks ; mutual insurance ; intrahousehold allocationen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWIDER Discussion Papers // World Institute for Development Economics (UNU-WIDER) 2002/25en_US
dc.subject.jelD1en_US
dc.subject.jelO12en_US
dc.subject.jelZ13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwHaushaltsökonomiken_US
dc.subject.stwEastern (Ghana, Provinz)en_US
dc.subject.stwPrivatversicherungen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziales Netzwerken_US
dc.titleIs a friend in need a friend indeed? Inclusion and exclusion in mutual insurance networks in Southern Ghanaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn346064465en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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