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Microinsurance: Insights from a Historical Approach


Simon Crawford-Ash


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Sachi Purcal


Macquarie University - Department of Actuarial Studies; Financial Research Network (FIRN)

June 28, 2010

UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2010ACTL06

Abstract:     
This paper provides guidance to the microinsurance movement on how organisational structure impacts performance. We develop these insights through analysis of the Friendly Society Movement, a previously untapped and rich history of insurance for the poor. A particular structure, the Affiliated Order, provides a role model for exceptional performance in three key criteria of sustainability, popularity and impact. Every major insurer for the poor during the movement is analysed in contrast to the Affiliated Order to explore the relationship between different structural elements of an insurer and its performance.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 46

Keywords: microinsurance, friendly societies, insurance history, poverty

JEL Classification: G22, N83, D02

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Date posted: June 28, 2010 ; Last revised: July 2, 2010

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Crawford-Ash, Simon and Purcal, Sachi, Microinsurance: Insights from a Historical Approach (June 28, 2010). UNSW Australian School of Business Research Paper No. 2010ACTL06. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1631470 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1631470

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Simon Crawford-Ash (Contact Author)
affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Sachi Purcal
Macquarie University - Department of Actuarial Studies ( email )
North Ryde
Sydney, New South Wales 2109
Australia
Financial Research Network (FIRN) ( email )
C/- University of Queensland Business School
St Lucia, 4071 Brisbane
Queensland
Australia

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