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Woman Entrepreneurs and the Credit Market in Italy


  • Daniele Coin


  • Maurizio Romeo

    (Bank of Italy)


[En] Bank of Italy Central Credit Register provides information on the whole Italian micro enterprises population having loans with the Italian banking system. By these data we investigate if female owned firms are discriminated or not in accessing the credit market in Italy. [It] La Centrale dei Rischi di Banca d'Italia fornisce informazioni sull’intera popolazione di ditte individuali aventi debiti con il sistema bancario italiano. Utilizzando questi dati si è studiato se le aziende con proprietario donna sono discriminate o meno nell’accesso al mercato del credito. [Fr] La Centrale des Risques de la Banque d'Italie fournit des informations sur l'entière population des entreprises individuelles ayant des dettes avec le système bancaire italien. Par ces données on a étudié si les entreprises avec une femme comme propriétaire sont discriminées ou non relativement à l'accès au marché du crédit.

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  • Daniele Coin & Maurizio Romeo, 2008. "Woman Entrepreneurs and the Credit Market in Italy," JeSP, ESeC - Economic Statistics no-profit Association, vol. 1(1), pages 7-8, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:est:journl:v:1:y:2008:i:1:p:7-8

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    Small Business Credit; Lending Discrimination;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing


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