Hoque, Serajul (2008): Does Micro-credit Program in Bangladesh Increase Household’s Ability to Deal with Economic Hardships?
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It is often argued that micro-credit program intervention at the grassroots level increases the ability of the poor to deal with crises. This paper examines the relationship between households’ involvement in micro-credit programs and their capacities to deal with economic hardships by focussing on BRAC, one of the largest micro-credit providers in Bangladesh. Using RAND data collected in one region of rural Bangladesh, the paper addresses a key question: Do micro-credit programs increase the ability of the poor to deal with crises? The findings in this paper indicate that BRAC’s micro-credit program in Bangladesh may increase participating households’ abilities to cope with economic hardships but further research to much more systematic information needs to be conducted about micro-credit program before conclusive results can be reached.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Does Micro-credit Program in Bangladesh Increase Household’s Ability to Deal with Economic Hardships?|
|Keywords:||Micro-credit, Economic Hardships, Rural Bangladesh|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I31 - General Welfare
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I38 - Government Policy; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
|Depositing User:||Serajul Hoque|
|Date Deposited:||10. Jan 2008 04:21|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 15:41|
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