Publication
Title
Social identity and the formation of health insurance networks
Author
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 self-interested 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.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The journal of development studies. - London, 1964, currens
Publication
London : 2011
ISSN
0022-0388
1743-9140 [online]
Volume/pages
47:8(2011), p. 1152-1177
ISI
000295358100003
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
Full text (publisher's version - intranet only)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Identification
Creation 29.04.2015
Last edited 17.09.2017