Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Cooperative, Human Capital and Poverty: A Theoretical Framework
Issue: Vol. 11, No 2, 2018
Published date: 06-2018 (print) / 06-2018 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Augendra Bhukuth
ITSMI Ecole de Management

Roumane Adil
Université de Paris Sorbonne

Bernard Terrany
Ipag Business School
Keywords: Cooperative, Human Capital, Poverty, Social Capital, Empowerment
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2018/11-2/1
Index PUBMS: ff1eed0a-cd7f-11e8-92b1-901b0efa6e97
Language: English
Pages: 11-18 (8)
JEL classification: D02, O17, P31

In this article we investigate a simple theoretical model of cooperative organisations which are capable of enhancing its members’ human capital through efficient management of all their abilities. Thus, increased human capital has impact on the household’s wealth and consumption. Cooperatives can help alleviate poverty in developing countries. However, the model shows that cooperatives cannot increase the number of their members infinitely. They are constrained by managing capacity and the free-rider problem. Also, efficient cooperative is limited by its size.


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