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Microfinance Lifespans: A Study of Attrition and Exclusion in Self-Help Groups in India


  • Jean-Marie Baland

    (University of Namur)

  • Rohini Somanathan

    (Delhi School of Economics)

  • Lore Vandewalle

    (Delhi School of Economics)


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  • Jean-Marie Baland & Rohini Somanathan & Lore Vandewalle, 2007. "Microfinance Lifespans: A Study of Attrition and Exclusion in Self-Help Groups in India," India Policy Forum, Global Economy and Development Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 4(1), pages 159-210.
  • Handle: RePEc:bin:indiap:v:4:y:2007:i:2007-1:p:159-210

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    1. Michal Bauer & Julie Chytilova & Jonathan Morduch, 2012. "Behavioral Foundations of Microcredit: Experimental and Survey Evidence from Rural India," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 102(2), pages 1118-1139, April.
    2. Jean-Marie Baland & Rohini Somanathan & Lore Vandewalle, 2011. "Socially Disadvantaged Groups and Microfinance in India," Working Papers 1117, University of Namur, Department of Economics.
    3. repec:taf:oxdevs:v:45:y:2017:i:3:p:338-351 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. Joysankar Bhattacharya & Sarmila Banerjee, 2013. "Group-participation and Women Empowerment: Matching as an Evaluation Estimator A District-level Study in West Bengal, India," Department of Economics University of Siena 675, Department of Economics, University of Siena.
    5. Paolo Casini & Lore Vandewalle & Zaki Wahhaj, 2017. "Public Good Provision in Indian Rural Areas: The Returns to Collective Action by Microfinance Groups," World Bank Economic Review, World Bank Group, vol. 31(1), pages 97-128.
    6. Ivar Kolstad & Armando J. Garcia Pires & Arne Wiig, 2017. "Within-group heterogeneity and group dynamics: analyzing exit of microcredit groups in Angola," Oxford Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 45(3), pages 338-351, July.
    7. Oriana Bandiera & Robin Burgess & Selim Gulesci & Imran Rasul, 2009. "Community Networks and PovertyReductionProgrammes: Evidence from Bangladesh," STICERD - Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers Series 015, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE.
    8. Jean-Marie Baland & Lata Gangadharan & Pushkar Maitra & Rohini Somanathan, 2013. "Repayment And Exclusion In A Microfinance Experiment," Working papers 227, Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics.
    9. Raj M. Desai & Shareen Joshi, 2014. "Collective Action and Community Development: Evidence from Self-Help Groups in Rural India," World Bank Economic Review, World Bank Group, vol. 28(3), pages 492-524.

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