Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University  College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2013/09
Type Research paper (Other)
Title Impact of Social Capital on Poverty: A Case of Rural Households in Eastern Bhutan
Contribution Type Joint Work
Journal RCAPS Working Paper
Volume, Issue, Page RWP-13004
Author and coauthor TENJIN, Galey and NATSUDA, Kaoru
Details This study examines the impact of social capital on the poverty of rural households in
eastern Bhutan by employing a simultaneous equation model of two-stage probit least
squares (2SPLS). This study reveals that social capital positively contributes to poverty
reduction and the impact is much higher than that of education. Rural people appear to be
compensating for their lack of education by banking on social capital.