The formation of community based organizations in sub-Saharan Africa: an analysis of a quasi-experiment
AbstractPrevious analyses of the formation and composition of community based organizations (CBOs) have used cross section data.� So, causal inference has been compromised.� We obviate this problem by using data from a quasi-experiment in which villages were formed by government officials selecting and clustering households.� Our findings are as follows: CBO co-memberships are more likely between geographically proximate households and less likely between early and late settlers, members of female headed households are not excluded, in poorer villages CBO co-membership networks are denser and, while wealthier households may have been instrumental in setting up CBOs, poorer households engage shortly afterwards.
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Comunity Based Organizations; quasi-experiment; social networks;
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- Abigail Barr & Marleen Dekker & Marcel Fafchamps, 2010. "The formation of community based organizations in sub-Saharan Africa: An analysis of a quasi-experiment," CSAE Working Paper Series 2010-21, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford.
- D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations
- D31 - Microeconomics - - Distribution - - - Personal Income and Wealth Distribution
- O12 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
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