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The Influence Of Microfinance On The Education Decisions Of Rural Households: Evidence From Bolivia

  • Maldonado, Jorge Higinio
  • Gonzalez-Vega, Claudio
  • Romero, Vivianne

There is debate about measurement of impact and achievement of expected results of rural microfinance programs in LDCs. The paper addresses these issues using survey household data from Bolivia. Regression models examine the determinants of education outcomes for microfinance clients. The results challenge usual assumptions in program design.

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Paper provided by American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association) in its series 2003 Annual meeting, July 27-30, Montreal, Canada with number 22067.

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