Trust and Reciprocity in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters

David A. Fleming, Alberto Chong, Hernán D. Bejarano

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Abstract: Beyond all the material and economic losses that natural disasters produce, post-disaster environments can alter the social capital of a community by affecting social norms, attitudes, and people’s behaviour. To analyse this issue, we empirically investigate the effect that the aftermath of a disaster can have on trust and reciprocity of people within communities. We do this by comparing outcomes of trust games conducted in earthquake-affected and non-affected rural villages one year after the 2010 Chilean earthquake. Our findings show that while trust levels do not differ across cases, reciprocity is lower in earthquake-affected areas.
Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)1482-1493
Número de páginas12
PublicaciónJournal of Development Studies
Volumen50
N.º11
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene. 2014
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