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dc.contributor.authorEtang, Alvinen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Daviden_NZ
dc.contributor.authorKnowles, Stephenen_NZ
dc.date.available2011-04-07T03:05:15Z
dc.date.copyright2007-11-01en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationEtang, A., Fielding, D., & Knowles, S. (2007). Survey Trust, Experimental Trust and ROSCA Membership in Rural Cameroon (Economics Discussion Papers Series No. 713). Department of Economics, University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/857en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/857
dc.description.abstractBroadly speaking, economic experiments and surveys have found trust to be much lower in Africa than in industrialized countries. We analyze new experimental and survey results from rural Cameroon, where the average level of trust appears to be much higher than is typical of Africa. A substantial part of this difference can be explained by the prevalence of Rotating Saving and Credit Associations (ROSCAs) in the area: membership of a common ROSCA is one of the most important factors determining experimental behavior. Correspondingly, responses to the survey questions indicate that villagers have a high degree of trust in people with whom they interact regularly, though not in people in general. There is a significant correlation between the degree of trust exhibited in the game and the degree of trust declared in response to survey questions. However, survey responses do not capture all of the systematic variation in experimental behavior, and understate the importance of ROSCA membership in predicting someone’s propensity to trust others.en_NZ
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dc.publisherDepartment of Economics, University of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.business.otago.ac.nz/econ/research/discussionpapers/index.htmlen_NZ
dc.subjectsocial capitalen_NZ
dc.subjecttrusten_NZ
dc.subjectreciprocityen_NZ
dc.subjecteconomic experimentsen_NZ
dc.subjectROSCAsen_NZ
dc.subject.lcshHB Economic Theoryen_NZ
dc.titleSurvey Trust, Experimental Trust and ROSCA Membership in Rural Cameroonen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
dc.description.versionPublisheden_NZ
otago.bitstream.pages34en_NZ
otago.date.accession2010-06-11 02:27:30en_NZ
otago.schoolDepartment of Economicsen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.place.publicationDunedin, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.identifier.eprints916en_NZ
otago.school.eprintsEconomicsen_NZ
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