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Matching in community-based organizations.

Abstract:

Using a rich dataset from West Africa, we examine the household characteristics associated with membership in community-based organizations (CBOs). We find that on average it is the more fortunate members of rural society who belong in CBOs. In Senegal, the dominant criterion is land ownership. In Burkina Faso it is age and family ties with village authorities. Ethnicity plays a role as well: CBO membership is less likely for ethnic groups that traditionally emphasize livestock raising. Next ...

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Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of Development Economics More from this journal
Volume:
98
Issue:
2
Pages:
203 - 219
Publication date:
2012-07-01
DOI:
ISSN:
0304-3878
Language:
English
UUID:
uuid:096df282-2565-4e73-9946-3f27d8ceb816
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:15218
Deposit date:
2011-09-29

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