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Experimental and Survey Data from Rural Karnataka (data set)

Author(s): doc. PhDr. Michal Bauer Ph.D.,
doc. PhDr. Julie Chytilová Ph.D.,
Type: Others
Year: 2008
Number: 0
Published in: Institute of Economic Studies, Charles University
Publishing place: Prague
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Suggested Citation: Bauer, Michal and Julie Chytilová. 2008. Experimental and Survey Data from Rural Karnataka, 2007. Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague.
Grants: GACR 402/05/H510 Ekonomická teorie politických trhů Global Development Network - The Role of Education in Patience Formation IES Research Framework Institutional task (2005-2011) Integration of the Czech economy into European union and its development
Abstract: The dataset includes two types of data collected in 18 villages in rural Karnataka, India. Series of lab experiments in the field were conducted to elicit measures of time discounting and attitude to risk. The experimental data were complemented with a detailed survey. The survey data include information about education, family background, position of women in a family, wealth, saving and borrowing. The objective of the dataset was to explore (1) the link between time inconsistent preferences and microcredit; (2) gender differences in preferences and (3) correlates of time discounting and attitude to risk.

The data collection was carried out in June 2007 in co-operation with a local NGO (BPKS) in 18 villages of two Indian taluks (~counties) Honavar and Haliyal. Nine villages were randomly selected from each taluk using Indian Census 2001. In six villages the partnering organization did not have a good access and knowledge of a village head. These villages were replaced with other villages that were similar in size, distance to town and educational facilities to the ones originally selected. 35 people were selected in each village using a random walk method. Those identified were invited to participate in the study, and 90 percent did. The total number of participants was 573, with no fewer than 25 participants per village. Ambiguous experimental choices and incomplete survey answers reduced the sample size to 544 individuals. Village meeting halls, typically schools, were used as field labs.
Downloadable: Data_rules_Karnataka
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