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Does Positional Concern Matter in Poor Societies? Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Rural Ethiopia

Authors
Journal
World Development
0305-750X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
40
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2011.06.004
Keywords
  • Africa
  • Ethiopia
  • Positional Concern
  • Relative Income
  • Survey Experiment

Abstract

Summary We investigate attitudes toward positionality among rural farmers in Northern Ethiopia using a survey experiment. On average, we find very low positional concerns both for income per se and for income from aid projects. The results support the claim that positional concerns are positively correlated with absolute level of income. The implications of our results on implementation of aid projects are discussed.

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