Do Natural Disasters Affect Trust/Trustworthiness? Evidence from the 2010 Chilean Earthquake
AbstractA series of trust games were conducted in Chile to analyze whether the past 2010 earthquake affected trust and trustworthiness in rural communities. Results show that trust levels are invariant between villages affected by the earthquake and villages not affected by this shock (control group). However, we find statistical evidence that trustworthiness has diminished in areas affected by the earthquake. Results are relevant for policy regarding aid and recovery of communities affected by these types of disasters.
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Trust games; natural disasters; trustworthiness; Community/Rural/Urban Development; International Development; C93; O13;
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- C93 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Field Experiments
- O13 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
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- NEP-SOC-2011-06-04 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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- Johnson, Noel D. & Mislin, Alexandra A., 2011. "Trust games: A meta-analysis," Journal of Economic Psychology, Elsevier, vol. 32(5), pages 865-889.
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