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The impact of Microcredit on Women’s Empowerment. - A case study of Microcredit in the Tangail district, Bangladesh.

Graflund, Fredrik LU (2013) NEKH01 20122
Department of Economics
Abstract
The impact of microcredit on women’s empowerment remains debated. While some studies suggest that microcredit helps women increase their income earning abilities, leading to greater power within the household, others argue that men often take control over the microcredit allocated to women, which leads to a more vulnerable position within the household for women. This paper evaluates the impact of microcredit on women’s empowerment in rural Bangladesh. The data was collected via a questionnaire in a field study in the district of Tangail in Bangladesh. Furthermore, the impact of microcredit on women’s empowerment is examined through a cross-sectional impact methodology, referred to as the control-group method. Microcredit borrowers are... (More)
The impact of microcredit on women’s empowerment remains debated. While some studies suggest that microcredit helps women increase their income earning abilities, leading to greater power within the household, others argue that men often take control over the microcredit allocated to women, which leads to a more vulnerable position within the household for women. This paper evaluates the impact of microcredit on women’s empowerment in rural Bangladesh. The data was collected via a questionnaire in a field study in the district of Tangail in Bangladesh. Furthermore, the impact of microcredit on women’s empowerment is examined through a cross-sectional impact methodology, referred to as the control-group method. Microcredit borrowers are compared to soon-to-be microcredit borrowers, and the difference between these groups is ascribed to microcredit. An econometric analysis is then employed on the data gathered via the questionnaire. The results confirm that microcredit has a significant positive impact on women’s empowerment. (Less)
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author
Graflund, Fredrik LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKH01 20122
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Microcredit, women’s empowerment, Bangladesh
language
English
id
3732033
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2013-04-29 15:02:40
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  abstract     = {The impact of microcredit on women’s empowerment remains debated. While some studies suggest that microcredit helps women increase their income earning abilities, leading to greater power within the household, others argue that men often take control over the microcredit allocated to women, which leads to a more vulnerable position within the household for women. This paper evaluates the impact of microcredit on women’s empowerment in rural Bangladesh. The data was collected via a questionnaire in a field study in the district of Tangail in Bangladesh. Furthermore, the impact of microcredit on women’s empowerment is examined through a cross-sectional impact methodology, referred to as the control-group method. Microcredit borrowers are compared to soon-to-be microcredit borrowers, and the difference between these groups is ascribed to microcredit. An econometric analysis is then employed on the data gathered via the questionnaire. The results confirm that microcredit has a significant positive impact on women’s empowerment.},
  author       = {Graflund, Fredrik},
  keyword      = {Microcredit,women’s empowerment,Bangladesh},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The impact of Microcredit on Women’s Empowerment. - A case study of Microcredit in the Tangail district, Bangladesh.},
  year         = {2013},
}