Essays on the Institutions of Caste and Dowry

Essays on the Institutions of Caste and Dowry

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Institutions are an important determinant of a society's economic performance. To understand why institutions affect economic activity we have to understand how they affect people's incentives in the economy. The patterns of social interaction and beliefs in a society determine the choice of institution. This dissertation focuses on societies where interactions in groups and networks are important. For these societies consider two particular aspects of an economy: contract enforcement and marriage markets.When a child of a family leaves the home to join their spousea#39;s home their family loses their contribution to household income. For example, the extra labor they contribute to the household farm etc. In this case, since the spousea#39;s family gains anbsp;...

Title:Essays on the Institutions of Caste and Dowry
Author: Kripa Freitas
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008

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