Social capital and Rotating Labor Associations in rural China
China Economic Review, 2019, vol. 53, issue C, 243-253
This paper studies social capital and households' participation in Rotating Labor Associations (ROLAs) in rural China. I employ both self-reported trust and the presence of village temple prior to 1949 as proxies for social capital. I find that households in communities with higher levels of social capital are more likely to participate in ROLAs, using household data collected from the Gansu province in China.
Keywords: Social capital; Trust; Village temples; Rotating labor associations; Labor exchange (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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