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Replication data for: Do Television and Radio Destroy Social Capital? Evidence from Indonesian Villages

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V0
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Creator
  • Olken, Benjamin A.
Publication Date
2009-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper investigates the impact of television and radio on social capital in Indonesia. I use two sources of variation in signal reception -- one based on Indonesia's mountainous terrain, and a second based on the differential introduction of private television throughout Indonesia. I find that increased signal reception, which leads to more time watching television and listening to the radio, is associated with less participation in social organizations and with lower self-reported trust. Improved reception does not affect village governance, at least as measured by discussions in village meetings and by corruption in village road projects. (JEL L82, O15, Z13)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.1.4.1 (Text)
Publications
  • Olken, Benjamin A. “Do Television and Radio Destroy Social Capital? Evidence from Indonesian Villages.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 1, no. 4 (September 2009): 1–33. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.1.4.1.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.1.4.1 (DOI)

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Olken, Benjamin A. (2009): Replication data for: Do Television and Radio Destroy Social Capital? Evidence from Indonesian Villages. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113573