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Enhancement of social capital through participation in micro-finance: an empirical investigation

Kundu, AMIT (2011): Enhancement of social capital through participation in micro-finance: an empirical investigation. Published in: The Empirical Economics Letters , Vol. 11(3), No. March, 2012 (1. June 2012): pp. 231-238.

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Abstract

Generation of social capital among the poor village women through micro-finance participation emerges an important aspect of rural development programme. This paper presents a method of calculating Social Capital Index and on the basis of two periods longitudinal primary data establishes the fact that enhancement of the value of Social Capital Index is more among the participants of micro-finance programme under SGSY scheme than the nonparticipants

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