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Microcredit and Poverty Alleviation: Can microcredit close the deal?

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  • Quibria, M.G.

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This paper explores the relationship between microcredit and poverty reduction. To investigate this question, we posit a bare-bone, household model that outlines the economic environment within which various types of family microenterprises operate. It hi

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Paper provided by World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER) in its series Working Paper Series with number UNU-WIDER Research Paper WP2012/78.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Handle: RePEc:unu:wpaper:wp2012-78

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Keywords: microcredit; poverty reduction; labour market; and intra-household decision-making;

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