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Does Microfinance Reduce Poverty in India?

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  • Katsushi Imai
  • Thankom Arun

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  • Katsushi Imai & Thankom Arun, 2008. "Does Microfinance Reduce Poverty in India?," The School of Economics Discussion Paper Series 0814, Economics, The University of Manchester.
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    1. Abdul Ghafar Ismail & Bayu Taufiq Possumah, 2014. "Poverty and social security in Islam," Chapters,in: Handbook on Islam and Economic Life, chapter 22, pages iii-iii Edward Elgar Publishing.
    2. Yaya Koloma & Zaka Ratsimalahelo, 2015. "Jeunes, accès au microcrédit et performance des microentreprises: une évidence au Mali," Working Papers hal-01377920, HAL.
    3. Imai, Katsushi S. & Arun, Thankom & Annim, Samuel Kobina, 2010. "Microfinance and Household Poverty Reduction: New Evidence from India," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 38(12), pages 1760-1774, December.

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