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Financial Development and Poverty Reduction in Developing Countries

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  • Jalilian, Hossein
  • Kirkpatrick, Colin
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    Empirical investigation of the link between financial development and economic growth has established that finance exerts a significant and positive influence on growth. This paper extends this line of analysis by examining the contribution that financial development makes to poverty reduction in low-income countries. The results reported support the contention that financial sector development policy can contribute to achieving the goal of poverty reduction in developing countries. Copyright @ 2002 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved.

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    Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal International Journal of Finance & Economics.

    Volume (Year): 7 (2002)
    Issue (Month): 2 (April)
    Pages: 97-108

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    Handle: RePEc:ijf:ijfiec:v:7:y:2002:i:2:p:97-108

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