Micro Credit and Territory: Portugal as a case study
AbstractThis paper studies the relations between micro credit and territory, assuming that micro credit is an important instrument for fighting against poverty and social exclusion. Based on a micro-level database provided by ANDC (Associação Nacional de Direito ao Crédito), a statistical and econometric study has been undertaken in order to identify the territorial idiosyncrasies associated with the employment of micro credit in Portugal. Focusing on the survival of micro credit projects during the period 2006-2009, our study demonstrates the significance for a firm’s survival of variables such as population density, value added growth in each activity and promoters’ qualifications, as well as two regional dummies.
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Volume (Year): (2012)
Issue (Month): 35 (June)
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- Joana Afonso & Isabel Mota & Sandra Tavares Silva, 2011. "Micro credit and Territory - Portugal as a case study," FEP Working Papers 400, Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto.
- G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
- R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy
- C24 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Truncated and Censored Models; Switching Regression Models
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