neighbor effect

neighbor effect

[′nā·bər i‚fekt]
(graphic arts)
An effect whereby the blackening of a photographic layer during development at a particular location depends on the blackening in neighboring areas if the developer is not agitated.
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Thus, we propose the following neighbor effect hypothesis as follows:
Neighbor Effect Hypothesis: The likelihood of self-insurance is positively related to the self--insurance behavior of nearby households (as proxied by area participation rates in the MSFH program).
We also observe a positive coefficient for AREAPART%, supporting the neighbor effect hypothesis.
Based on prior theoretical and empirical work, we examine a series of testable hypotheses related to risk aversion, substitution, preservation, demographics, premium reduction, and neighbor effects.