Wealth-Based Trust and the Development of Collective Action.

  title={Wealth-Based Trust and the Development of Collective Action.},
  author={E. C. Jones},
  journal={World Development},
  • E. C. Jones
  • Published 2004
  • Economics
  • World Development
  • Interpersonal trust is one possible mechanism by which wealth inequality affects the success of efforts in cooperation. Specifically, the presence of perceived economic differences between members of small agricultural cooperatives in northwest Ecuador’s agricultural frontier encourages trust in the wealthy, thus facilitating co-op development during the initial stage of cooperative formation. But, such inequality and exclusive trust may later negatively affect co-op success. These… CONTINUE READING
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