Access to credit and female labour force participation in India

August 29, 2017

Rohini Pande co-authors this piece on access to microfinance loans, which provides resources for home-based work and places financial decision-making power in women’s hands, and therefore has the potential to increase female labour force participation. However, short run experimental evaluations of microfinance loans have not found significant economic impacts for women (Banerjee et al., 2013; Crepón et al., 2011). Practitioners argue that positive impacts on empowerment and job creation only occur in the long-run.

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See also: Rohini Pande