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Microfinance ‘Plus’: The Impact of Business Training on Indian Self Help Groups

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  • Bali Swain, Ranjula

    () (Department of Economics)

  • Varghese, Adel

    () (Department of Economics, Texas A & M University)

Abstract

The provision of business training with microfinance leads to a positive impact on assets for the participating households. We correct for membership selection bias and account for potential training endogeneity with propensity score matching, using data from the Self Help Group microfinance program in India.

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  • Bali Swain, Ranjula & Varghese, Adel, 2010. "Microfinance ‘Plus’: The Impact of Business Training on Indian Self Help Groups," Working Paper Series 2010:24, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:uunewp:2010_024
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    1. Swain, Ranjula Bali & Varghese, Adel, 2009. "Does Self Help Group Participation Lead to Asset Creation?," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 37(10), pages 1674-1682, October.
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    1. Xu, Lisa & Zia, Bilal, 2012. "Financial literacy around the world : an overview of the evidence with practical suggestions for the way forward," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6107, The World Bank.

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    Keywords

    India; microfinance; business training; impact studies; Self Help Groups;

    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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