The third chapter of this dissertation looks at a different aspect of welfare, focusing on the impact of social networks on household income. Using a household-level dataset from Tanzania, I find that households who are members in community-based organizations have higher household expenditures and are associated with a lower probability of being poor.Overall VC leadership appears to be fairly homogenous, with 89% of committee members from the Sukuma ethnic group, reflecting the ethnic proportions found in the sample. Heterogeneity is also low along the dimensions of gender and age , anbsp;...
|Title||:||Three Essays on Markets and Welfare in Sub-Saharan Africa|
|Author||:||Jenny Carson Aker|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|