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Do Television and Radio Destroy Social Capital? Evidence from Indonesian Villages

Benjamin A. Olken

NBER Working Paper No. 12561
Issued in October 2006

---- Acknowledgements -----

I wish to thank Stefano DellaVigna, Amy Finkelstein, Larry Katz, Erzo Luttmer, and Jesse Shapiro for helpful comments. Special thanks are due to Victor Bottini, Richard Gnagey, Susan Wong, and especially Scott Guggenheim for their support and assistance throughout the fieldwork associated with this project. The field work and engineering survey would have been impossible without the dedication of Faray Muhammad and Suroso Yoso Oetomo, as well as the entire P4 field staff. Angela Kilby, Adam Smith and Zejd Muhammad provided outstanding research assistance. The fieldwork for this project was supported by a grant from the DfID-World Bank Strategic Poverty Partnership Trust Fund. All views expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of DfID, the World Bank, or the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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