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    Centre of Sociological Research


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    University of Szczecin (Poland)

    Széchenyi István University, (Hungary)

    Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)

    Alexander Dubcek University of Trencín (Slovak Republic)

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Cooperative, Human Capital and Poverty: A Theoretical Framework

Vol. 11, No 2, 2018

Augendra Bhukuth,


ITSMI Ecole de Management,

Paris, France,


Cooperative, Human Capital and Poverty: A Theoretical Framework


Adil Roumane,


Université de Paris Sorbonne,

Paris, France,


Bernard Terrany,


Ipag Business School,

Paris, France,





Abstract. 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.


Received: January, 2018

1st Revision: March, 2018

Accepted: May, 2018


DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2018/11-2/1

JEL ClassificationD02, O17, P31

Keywords: Cooperative; Human Capital; Poverty, Social Capital; Empowerment