• Economics
  • Published 2005

The development of trust and social capital in rural Uganda: An experimental approach

@inproceedings{Mosley2005TheDO,
  title={The development of trust and social capital in rural Uganda: An experimental approach},
  author={Paul Mosley and Arjan Verschoor},
  year={2005}
}
Trust is important for development but can be hard to build. In this paper, we report on experiments designed to understand the determinants of trust in villages in eastern Uganda, and in particular whether trust can be `built´ by offering insurance to people as a protection against the possibility that the trust they offer will not be reciprocated. We find, firstly, that the effects of income and wealth on trust are ambiguous: trust is higher in the richer than the poorer village, but once… CONTINUE READING

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