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The employment impact of microcredit program participation in Bangladesh: Evidence from a longitudinal household survey

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  • Ghulam Hussain, A.K.M.
  • Nargis, Nigar
  • Ashiquzzaman, S.M.
  • Khalil, Fahad

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•Microcredit program has a proven record of self-employment and income generation.•It contributes 245 hours (equivalent to 7 weeks) per person in self-employment.•The effect of microcredit program is more discernible on household labor income.•Participant households earn 9.4% higher labor income than non-participants.•Microcredit contributes to greater equality in household income.

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  • Ghulam Hussain, A.K.M. & Nargis, Nigar & Ashiquzzaman, S.M. & Khalil, Fahad, 2019. "The employment impact of microcredit program participation in Bangladesh: Evidence from a longitudinal household survey," World Development Perspectives, Elsevier, vol. 13(C), pages 34-49.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:wodepe:v:13:y:2019:i:c:p:34-49
    DOI: 10.1016/j.wdp.2019.02.009
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    Keywords

    Microcredit; Self-employment; Labor income; Poverty;
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    JEL classification:

    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
    • J43 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Agricultural Labor Markets
    • J46 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Informal Labor Market

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