Religious and ethnic identities shape individual social and economic life. These are factors that play a fundamental role in most violent inter-group conflicts, especially in developing countries. The research team think it is essential to understand how economic factors influence the strength of group identity, which may give rise to systematic in-group favouritism and out-group hostility.
This project aims to integrate an innovative, experimentally validated survey module, designed to measure pro-social and anti-social behaviours as well as in-group vs. out-group biases into an established, long-term and large scale panel data in Kenya (Kenya Life Panel Survey - KLPS). The aim is to study the impacts of investment in health, skills and finaicial capital on these measures.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
This project will extend a longitudinal (panel) dataset of individuals in Kenya who were participants in one or more randomized health, skills training, and financial capital interventions during childhood and adolescence. It is adding a new survey module in order to measure various dimensions of individual identity and interview at least 6,500 adult respondents. A key aspect of this project is to evaluate the long-term impacts of three different policy-relevant interventions in a low-income country.