Do tropical typhoons smash community ties? Theory and evidence from Vietnam

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Zylberberg , Yanos;
(2010)
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Subject: Natural disasters, informal insurance, coordination, imperfect commitment. | JEL : O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth/O.O1 - Economic Development/O.O1.O17 - Formal and Informal Sectors • Shadow Economy • Institutional Arrangements | JEL : D - Microeconomics/D.D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty/D.D8.D85 - Network Formation and Analysis: Theory | social insurance | natural disasters,informal risk-sharing,social insurance,altruism | natural disasters | JEL : O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth/O.O1 - Economic Development/O.O1.O12 - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development | informal risk-sharing | JEL : Z - Other Special Topics/Z.Z1 - Cultural Economics • Economic Sociology • Economic Anthropology/Z.Z1.Z13 - Economic Sociology • Economic Anthropology • Social and Economic Stratification | [ SHS.ECO ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Economies and finances | altruism
    • jel: jel:D85 | jel:Z13 | jel:O17 | jel:O12

Natural disasters trigger large inequalities between affected households and the rest of the community. The extent to which villages compensate for these shocks allegedly depends on the pressure imposed by the group of needy families. I model two major threats to redist... View more