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Information flows and social externalities in a Tanzanian banana growing village.

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This article analyses the role of social networks as facilitators of information flows and banana output increase. Based on a village census, full information is available on the socio-economic characteristics and banana production of farmers' kinship group members, neighbours and informal insurance group members. The census data enable us to use individual specific reference groups and include exogenous group controls to tackle standard difficulties related to identification and omitted vari...

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Publisher copy:
10.1080/00220381003599360
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Journal of Development Studies More from this journal
Volume:
47
Issue:
2
Pages:
231 - 252
Publication date:
2011-02-01
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ISSN:
0022-0388
Language:
English
UUID:
uuid:ab82fde0-04a9-4480-ab3f-b0d7fc2839a6
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:15034
Deposit date:
2011-08-16

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