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A socio-economic study of the borrowing process: The case of microentrepreneurs in Jordan

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  • Dutta, Dilip
  • Magableh, Ihab

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This paper investigates the socio-economic determinants of four stages of borrowing process of the Jordanian microfinance market. The equations and functions corresponding to the stages of the borrowing process are estimated using a sample of 474 microentrepreneurs. The main results are as follow: variables that reflect the repayment ability are the main determinants of credit rationing in the microfinance market; religious beliefs, social responsibilities, availability of local microfinance providers, application costs, level of knowledge about microfinance providers significantly affect the borrowing process of microentrepreneurs. Credit rationing is found to be a problem for some applicants, but not for the majority.

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Paper provided by University of Sydney, School of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 7.

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Handle: RePEc:syd:wpaper:2123/7646

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Keywords: microfinance market; credit rationing; borrowing process; Jordan; limited dependent variable analysis;

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  1. Li, Rui & Li, Qinghai & Huang, Shaoan & Zhu, Xi, 2013. "The credit rationing of Chinese rural households and its welfare loss: An investigation based on panel data," China Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 26(C), pages 17-27.
  2. Kumar, D. Suresh, 2009. "Participation in Self-Help Group Activities and its Impacts: Evidence from South India," MPRA Paper 19943, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 31 Aug 2009.

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