Dang, Anh (2011): Cooperation makes beliefs: climate variation and sources of social trust in Vietnam.
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I investigate the origins of social trust within Vietnam. Combining a unique contemporary survey of households with historic data on climate variation, I show that individuals who were heavily threatened by negative climate fluctuation exhibit more trust in neighbors and other people in close group. The evidence indicates that the effects of climate variation on social trust transmitted through strengthening the cooperation among village peasants in coping with risk and uncertainty. The results also indicate that households with higher proportion of agricultural incomes tend to rely more on village members in the case of emergency. However, the increased village relationship does not erode family ties.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Cooperation makes beliefs: climate variation and sources of social trust in Vietnam|
|English Title:||ooperation Makes Beliefs: Climate Variation and Sources of Social Trust in Vietnam|
|Keywords:||Climate variation; social trust; Vietnam|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O13 - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Other Primary Products
Z - Other Special Topics > Z1 - Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology > Z13 - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Social and Economic Stratification
Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q5 - Environmental Economics > Q54 - Climate; Natural Disasters; Global Warming
|Depositing User:||Anh D Dang|
|Date Deposited:||18. Feb 2012 12:23|
|Last Modified:||20. Feb 2013 12:36|
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