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Hanna Fromell gives a seminar on sharing norms and saving behaviour

15 February 2017

Hanna Fromell (University of Nottingham) will give a seminar in room 5411.0928 at 15.00, titled: "Sharing Norms and Saving Behaviour".

We run a field experiment in Kenya and provide empirical evidence of the existence of sharing norms in rural poor communities and their impact on individual savings . Using the Krupka - Weber (2013) norm - elicitation method we show that these communities live by social norms that prescribe extensive sharing of income at the expense of own savings. For women, these norms are weaker if information about income is private rather than publicly known by the community. Using information on subjects’ bank account usage we show that these norms, and their interaction with public information, systematically affect actual saving behaviour.
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