Space, Trust, and Communal Action: Results from Field Experiments in Southeast Asia

25 Pages Posted: 14 Sep 2006

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Jeffrey P. Carpenter

Middlebury College - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Amrita G. Daniere

University of Toronto - Department of Geography

Lois M. Takahashi

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Public Policy & Social Research

Abstract

This paper examines the spatial dimensions of trust in two Southeast Asian cities using data from both household surveys and field experiments conducted in low-income communities. The results suggest that space and location are important to understanding communal action and trust in developing countries. Not surprisingly, space matters in different ways depending on culture, history and the political-economy of a particular country or city.

Suggested Citation

Carpenter, Jeffrey P. and Daniere, Amrita G. and Takahashi, Lois M., Space, Trust, and Communal Action: Results from Field Experiments in Southeast Asia. Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 681-705, October 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=930201 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9787.2006.00473.x

Jeffrey P. Carpenter

Middlebury College - Department of Economics ( email )

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Amrita G. Daniere (Contact Author)

University of Toronto - Department of Geography ( email )

Toronto
Canada

Lois M. Takahashi

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Public Policy & Social Research ( email )

Box 951656
Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States

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