Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Social capital and savings behavior: evidence from Vietnam
Authors: Newman, Carol
Tarp, Finn
Van Den Broeck, Katleen
Keywords: Household Savings
Social Capital
Information Failure
Risk Aversion
Series/Report no.: IIIS Discussion Paper;No.351 / February 2011.
Abstract: We explore the extent to which social capital can play a role in imparting information about the returns to saving where potential knowledge gaps and mistrust exists. Using data from Vietnam we find strong evidence to support the hypothesis that information transmitted via reputable social organizations increases the proportion of liquid assets held in the form of deposits that yield a return. Our results imply that targeting information on the benefits of deposit saving through formal networks or groups would be effective in increasing the number of households that save at grassroots level.
Appears in Collections:Economic development

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Social capital and savings behavior evidence from Vietnam .pdf
  Restricted Access
606.83 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.