Publication
Title
Risk-sharing networks and insurance against illness
Author
Abstract
Most risk-sharing tests on developing country data are conducted at the level of the village; generally, the full risk-sharing hypothesis is rejected. This paper uses detailed data on all insurance networks within a village in Tanzania; networks are not clustered but largely overlapping. We test whether full risk-sharing occurs within these networks. While village level full-insurance cannot be rejected for food consumption, we find evidence consistent with at least partial insurance of non-food consumption via networks
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of development economics. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2006
ISSN
0304-3878
Volume/pages
81:2(2006), p. 337-356
ISI
000242276300004
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Identification
Creation 29.04.2015
Last edited 28.07.2017