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Microcredit, Family Planning Programs, and Contraceptive Behavior: Evidence From a Field Experiment in Ethiopia

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  • Jaikishan Desai

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  • Alessandro Tarozzi

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Volume (Year): 48 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
Pages: 749-782

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Handle: RePEc:spr:demogr:v:48:y:2011:i:2:p:749-782

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Keywords: Family planning; Microcredit; Randomized controlled trial; Community health workers; Ethiopia;

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Cited by:
  1. Duvendack, Maren & Palmer-Jones, Richard, 2011. "The microfinance of reproduction and the reproduction of microfinance: understanding the connections between microfinance, empowerment, contraception and fertility in Bangladesh in the 1990s," MPRA Paper 32384, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Alessandro Tarozzi & Jaikishan Desai & Kristin Johnson, 2013. "On the impact of microcredit: Evidence from a randomized intervention in rural Ethiopia," Economics Working Papers 1407, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  3. Sharad Kumar Sharma & Dhruba Raj Ghimire & Naresh Pratap, 2011. "Ethnic differentials of the impact of Family Planning Program on contraceptive use in Nepal," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 25(27), pages 837-868, December.

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