Family Networks. Evidence from Rural Mexico
AbstractFamily networks play an important role, in particular in presence of imperfections in the credit and insurance markets. Familial ties can support informal contract that wold not be implemented otherwise. Such characteristics make family networks particularly relevant in developing countries where market imperfections are prevalent. In this paper we first describe the nature of family networks in a large sample of rural Mexican villages and we analyze some of the correlates of specific network characteristics. Second, we confirm the important role of family networks as a resource sharing institution and facilitator of schooling investments.
Download InfoTo our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by SIPI Spa in its journal Rivista di Politica Economica.
Volume (Year): (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (JULY-SEPTEMBER)
Contact details of provider:
extended family network; village inequality; risk sharing; schooling;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J12 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
- O12 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
- O17 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
You can help add them by filling out this form.
reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.Access and download statisticsgeneral information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Sabrina Marino).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.