Social Capital and Financial Inclusion: Evidence From a Randomized Field Experiment

We investigate if social capital impacts savings behavior and account activity of low-income individuals in Senegal. We conduct a randomized field experiment with 2,056 clients of a bank whereby clients receive text messages to stimulate their savings behavior. The social capital treatment has stimulating effects on female clients’ savings.



Citation:

Jorge Rodrigues Jacob and Patrick Behr (2019) ,"Social Capital and Financial Inclusion: Evidence From a Randomized Field Experiment", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 47, eds. Rajesh Bagchi, Lauren Block, and Leonard Lee, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 658-659.

Authors

Jorge Rodrigues Jacob, Columbia University, USA
Patrick Behr, Goethe University Frankfurt - Germany



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 47 | 2019



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