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The Effect of Savings Accounts on Interpersonal Financial Relationships: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Rural Kenya

Pascaline Dupas, Anthony Keats, Jonathan Robinson

NBER Working Paper No. 21339
Issued in July 2015

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank Sarah Green for outstanding research management, Helen Czapary, Sefira Fialkoff, Kathy Nolan, and Kim Siegal for their dedicated field research assistance, and Sindy Li and Odyssia Ng for their research assistance. We are very grateful to Simone Schaner for detailed comments. We thank seminar participants at the ASSAs, UCSC, and IPA for helpful comments. This study was implemented through IPA Kenya and funded through grants from the International Growth Center, the NBER Africa project, and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluations (3ie). The protocol for this study was approved by the IRBs of UC Santa Cruz, UCLA, Stanford and IPA Kenya. We have no financial interest in the issues studied in this paper. This RCT was registered in the American Economic Association Registry for randomized control trials under Trial number AEARCTR-0000740. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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