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Record number 435500
Title Aid Distribution and Co-operation in Unequal Communities
Author(s) Exelle, B. D'; Berg, M.M. van den
Department(s) Development Economics
Publication type Working paper aimed at scientific audience
Publication year 2012
Abstract We study the influence of economic inequality on co-operation and aid distribution in community-based development schemes. For this, we organized a field experiment in which community members contributed to a collective effort to attract aid. We find that devolving aid distribution to community representatives increases the aid attracted, but that this benefits community representatives only. At the same time, however, community representatives do take fairness considerations into account. They give higher aid shares to poorer community members and lower shares to low contributors. Moreover, representatives with lower relative wealth or who contribute relatively more keep higher aid shares.
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