Social Capital and Institutions in Rural Kenya: Is Machakos Unique?

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Nyangena, Wilfred; Sterner, Thomas;
(2008)
  • Subject: Kenya, regional differences, soil conservation, social capital, principal components
    • jel: jel:A12 | jel:Q16 | jel:D23 | jel:Z13

In Eastern Africa, the experience of Machakos has been heavily debated between Malthusians and the more optimistic Boserupians. Machakos was the epitome of overpopulation and resource degradation in the 1950s, but has since thrived. The Boserupians view Machakos as an i... View more
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