Social Capital and Network Externalities: Evidence from Gender Sensitive JFM Programme in West Bengal
AbstractThis empirical exercise examines the impact of network externalities of social capital in a gender sensitive planning on Joint Forest Management Programme in West Bengal. One impact is that the pre-existing traditional characteristics of community solidarity, mutual trust and coordinated actions are the inner dynamic of the development for higher level social capital in JFM compared with non-JFM villages after JFM situation. The positive complementary effect of network externalities is also higher for the former villages. These two effects are more pronounced in women FPC villages in general and among very poor categories of households in particular within JFM villages.
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Date of creation: 2008
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Social capital; joint forest management villages; forest protection committee villages; productivity; equity; sustainability.;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- Q23 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Forestry
- A13 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Social Values
- D78 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Positive Analysis of Policy-Making and Implementation
- J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-05-23 (All new papers)
- NEP-NET-2009-05-23 (Network Economics)
- NEP-SOC-2009-05-23 (Social Norms & Social Capital)
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