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Links and Architecture in Village Networks

  • Pramila Krishnan
  • Emanuela Sciubba

In this article we test the implications of a model of network formation on data from rural Ethiopia. In contrast to the current literature, we demonstrate the critical role of both number of links and architecture in determining the impact of social networks on outcomes. Social capital matters, but its impact differs by the architecture of the network to which one belongs. Copyright © The Author(s). Journal compilation © Royal Economic Society 2009.

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Article provided by Royal Economic Society in its journal The Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 119 (2009)
Issue (Month): 537 (04)
Pages: 917-949

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Handle: RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:119:y:2009:i:537:p:917-949
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