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Social identity and the formation of health insurance networks.

Abstract:
In a panel survey of an informal insurance network in Tanzania we find none of the tell-tale signs that insurance transfers follow reciprocal risk sharing arrangements among selfinterested individuals: insurance remittances do not occur through informal loans; transfers are not regressive; and they do not fall when shocks are repeated over time. The evidence of unreciprocated transfers occurring between kin is suggestive of risk sharing based on altruism or social norms.
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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1080/00220388.2010.527952

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University of Oxford
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Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen More from this funder
Economic and Social Research Council More from this funder
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Taylor & Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Development Studies Journal website
Volume:
47
Issue:
8
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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uuid:d8270007-f93c-4018-a9ed-574326119757
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:15216
Language:
English

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