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Characterizing social networks and their effects on income diversification in rural Kerala, India

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dc.contributor.author Johny, Judit
dc.contributor.author Wichmann, Bruno
dc.contributor.author Swallow, Brent M.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-09T18:03:05Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-09T18:03:05Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Johny, J., Wichmann, B., & Swallow, B. M. (2017). Characterizing social networks and their effects on income diversification in rural Kerala, India. World Development, 94, 375-392. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.02.002 en
dc.identifier.issn 0305-750X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/56513
dc.description.abstract Social context is an important determinant of income diversification. In India, caste and ethnicity provide the basis for multi-functional social networks. This paper considers the effects of intra-village social networks on household income diversification in one of the poorest and most ethnically diverse areas of Kerala, India. Using techniques adapted from spatial econometrics, findings show that average diversification of a household’s social network has a positive effect on its income diversification by a factor of 3.6. Results of the study suggest that social stratification in villages with higher levels of stratification are associated with lower levels of income diversification. en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (18 p. : ill.) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.subject SOCIAL NETWORKS en
dc.subject INCOME DIVERSIFICATION en
dc.subject RURAL en
dc.subject NETWORK EFFECTS en
dc.subject NETWORK CENTRALITY en
dc.subject SOCIAL STRATIFICATION en
dc.subject INDIA en
dc.subject KERALA en
dc.subject SOUTH ASIA en
dc.subject SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject KINSHIP en
dc.subject CONNECTIVITY en
dc.subject ETHNIC MINORITIES en
dc.subject INCOME GENERATION en
dc.title Characterizing social networks and their effects on income diversification in rural Kerala, India en
dc.type Journal Article (peer-reviewed) en
idrc.project.number 106505
idrc.project.title Alleviating Poverty and Malnutrition in Agro-biodiversity Hotspots of India (CIFSRF) en
idrc.copyright.holder © 2017 Elsevier Ltd.
idrc.copyright.oapermissionsource CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 en
idrc.dspace.access Open Access en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
dc.relation.journal World Development
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