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Microfinance ‘Plus’: The Impact of Business Training on Indian Self Help Groups

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  • Bali Swain, Ranjula

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    (Department of Economics)

  • Varghese, Adel

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    (Department of Economics, Texas A & M University)

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The provision of business training with microfinance leads to a positive impact on assets for the participating households. We correct for membership selection bias and account for potential training endogeneity with propensity score matching, using data from the Self Help Group microfinance program in India.

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Paper provided by Uppsala University, Department of Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 2010:24.

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Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: 10 Dec 2010
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:uunewp:2010_024

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Keywords: India; microfinance; business training; impact studies; Self Help Groups;

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  1. Swain, Ranjula Bali & Varghese, Adel, 2009. "Does Self Help Group Participation Lead to Asset Creation?," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 37(10), pages 1674-1682, October.
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  1. Xu, Lisa & Zia, Bilal, 2012. "Financial literacy around the world : an overview of the evidence with practical suggestions for the way forward," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6107, The World Bank.

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