Risk Sharing and Network Formation
AbstractIn this article the authors examine the motivation behind the formation of risk pools. They do so by using as suitable study data survey information collected among the rural poor of the Philippines. They discuss the possibility that network formation comes as the result of an attempt to maximize gains derived from shared risk to income within a social group. They note that the most significant benefits of pooled risk occur when individuals are of different occupations and there is a variety of risks faced.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Paris Dauphine University in its series Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine with number 123456789/10840.
Date of creation: May 2007
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Publication status: Published in American Economic Review, 2007, Vol. 97, no. 2. pp. 75-79.Length: 4 pages
Philippines; Risk management in business; income; management; social networks; social groups; rural poor; income;
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- O53 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East
- D85 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Network Formation
- D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
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