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Social Capital, Network Effects and Savings in Rural Vietnam

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  • Newman, Carol
  • Tarp, Finn
  • Van Den Broeck, Katleen

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Information failures are a major barrier to formal financial saving in low income countries. Households in rural communities often lack the information necessary to set up formal deposit accounts or are uncertain about the returns to saving formally. In t

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Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper WP2012/39.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp2012-39

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Keywords: household savings; social capital; information failure; women.s unions; Vietnam;

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