How forced displacement flows affect public good contributions

Hopfensitz, Astrid and Miquel-Florensa, Josepa (2014) How forced displacement flows affect public good contributions: The social consequences of conflict in Colombia. TSE Working Paper, n. 14-463, Toulouse

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Abstract

Low intensity armed conflict is usually related to population displacement, altering networks and social capital in affected regions. With an incentivized questionnaire performed in the Colombian coffee growing axis (Eje Cafetero), we observe contribution to an abstract and anonymous public good when contributions are not enforceable. Game contributions are significantly higher in regions with high net-changes of population due to displacement, both for regions with net in-flow and net out-flow, compared to a more stable area. We find that the effect is especially strong for women in net out-flow areas; usually the most affected if male family members are forcibly displaced. We further propose a local inspection mechanism, and show that it increases contributions in all areas independently of the displacement history of the location and the individuals preferences with respect to this mechanism.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Sub-title: The social consequences of conflict in Colombia
Language: English
Date: January 2014
Place of Publication: Toulouse
Uncontrolled Keywords: Colombia, conflict, displacement, public good games
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2015 15:11
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:23
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:29843
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/18606

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