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), we developed a statistical and econometric work in order to identify the territorial idiosyncrasies associated with the employment of micro credit in Portugal. Focusing on the survival of the micro credit projects in the period of 2006-2009, our study sustains the significance of variables such as the population density, the value added growth in each activity and the promoters’ qualifications, besides two regional dummies, for firms’ survival.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Economia do Porto in its series FEP Working Papers with number 400.
Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2011
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Micro credit; Territory; Poverty;
Other versions of this item:
- Joana Afonso & Isabel Mota & Sandra Silva, 2012. "Micro Credit and Territory: Portugal as a case study," Notas Económicas, Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra, Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra, issue 35, pages 40-58, June.
- 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
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