How Migrants Benefit Poor Communities: Evidence on Collective Action in Rural Zambia

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dc.contributor.authorVorlaufer, Tobias
dc.contributor.authorVollan, Bjoern
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:05:50Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:05:50Z-
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn00237639
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/7234-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates the effects of internal in-migration on cooperation in rural farming communities in Zambia. Potentially, in-migration could trigger discrimination, decrease overall levels of trust, and hence negatively impact the propensity for collective action. We measure cooperative behavior through self-reported survey information and incentivized decisions in a lab-in-the-field experiment. First, we find no evidence in the survey and experimental data that in-migration negatively affects cooperation across villages. Second, we find evidence that in villages where income inequalities between migrants and locals are more pronounced, migrants contribute more to public goods if exposed as the minority in the experiment.
dc.description.sponsorshipSouthern African Science Service Center for Climate Change and Adaptive Land-Use Management (SASSCAL) through the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research [01LG1201B]; This research was funded by the Southern African Science Service Center for Climate Change and Adaptive Land-Use Management (SASSCAL) through the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research [grant number 01LG1201B]. We thank all participants and communities for their support and hospitality. Special thanks go to all field assistants involved in the data collection, as well as Thomas Falk, Tom Dufhues, and Michael Kirk for their feedback and discussions on earlier versions of the manuscript. An earlier version of the manuscript was published as a chapter in the author's dissertation: Tobias Vorlaufer, ``Three Essays on Environment and Development: A Behavioral Perspective'' (doctoral dissertation), Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Germany, 2018.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUNIV WISCONSIN PRESS
dc.relation.ispartofLAND ECONOMICS
dc.subjectBusiness & Economics
dc.subjectCONDITIONAL COOPERATION
dc.subjectEconomics
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology
dc.subjectEnvironmental Studies
dc.subjectHETEROGENEITY
dc.subjectHUMAN MIGRATION
dc.subjectIDENTITY
dc.subjectIN-GROUP
dc.subjectINEQUALITY
dc.subjectPUBLIC-GOODS
dc.subjectRISK ATTITUDES
dc.subjectTRUST
dc.subjectVOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS
dc.titleHow Migrants Benefit Poor Communities: Evidence on Collective Action in Rural Zambia
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.3368/le.96.1.111
dc.identifier.isiISI:000509749100007
dc.description.volume96
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.startpage111
dc.description.endpage131
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-5592-4185
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-1586-5715
dc.contributor.researcheridAAN-9265-2020
dc.identifier.eissn15438325
dc.publisher.placeJOURNAL DIVISION, 1930 MONROE ST, 3RD FL, MADISON, WI 53711 USA
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationLand Econ.
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