Replication data for: Networks and Misallocation: Insurance, Migration, and the Rural-Urban Wage Gap

Mark Rosenzweig & Kaivan Munshi
We provide an explanation for the large spatial wage disparities and low male migration in India based on the trade-off between consumption smoothing, provided by caste-based rural insurance networks, and the income gains from migration. Our theory generates two key empirically verified predictions: (i) males in relatively wealthy households within a caste who benefit less from the redistributive (surplus-maximizing) network will be more likely to migrate, and (ii) males in households facing greater rural income...
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