When Does Community Conservatism Constrain Village Organizations?

  title={When Does Community Conservatism Constrain Village Organizations?},
  author={Tanguy Bernard and A. de Janvry and E. Sadoulet},
  journal={Economic Development and Cultural Change},
  pages={609 - 641}
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