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Working PaperPoverty, social networks, and clientelism
Why are the poor susceptible to clientelism, and what factors shield them from the influence of vote buying? We explore the role of both formal and informal social networks in shaping the likelihood of being targeted with private inducements...Social networks Poor vote-buying
Journal ArticleGender priming in solidarity games: The Philippine context
What is the effect of gender priming on solidarity behavior? We explore a two-player solidarity game where players can insure each other against risk of losses. We test this experimentally in a developing country setting, the Philippines...Gender priming Gender differences
Working PaperGender priming in solidarity games: The Philippine context
What is the effect of gender priming on solidarity behaviour? We explore a two-player solidarity game where players can insure each other against the risk of losses...Gender priming Gender differences
Journal ArticleInequality Between Whom?: Patterns, Trends, and Implications of Horizontal Inequality in the Philippines
Part of Journal Special Issue Horizontal inequality in the Global SouthEthnic group Horizontal inequality Indigenous peoples
Journal ArticleEthnic inequality, cultural distance, and social integration: evidence from a native-settler conflict in the Philippines
A key debate in studies of native-migrant relations relates to the barriers to integration created by ethno-cultural differences and socio-economic disadvantage...Inequality Ethnicity Violent conflict
Working PaperInequality, ethnicity, and social cohesion
How do changes in socio-economic inequality between ethnic groups affect interethnic ties in a divided society?...Inequality Ethnicity Violent conflict
Working PaperInequality of opportunities among ethnic groups in the Philippines
This paper contributes to the scant body of literature on inequalities among and within ethnic groups in the Philippines by examining both the vertical and horizontal measures in terms of opportunities in accessing basic services such as education, e...Ethnic group Horizontal inequality Indigenous peoples
Working PaperHorizontal inequality, status optimization, and interethnic marriage in a conflict-affected society
Although several theories of interethnic conflict emphasize ties across group boundaries as conducive to ethnic coexistence, little is known about how such ties are formed...Horizontal inequality Ethnic conflict Social status