Found 2 article(s) for author 'Gender Characteristics'

The Promise of Microfinance and Women’s Empowerment: What Does the Evidence Say?

The Promise of Microfinance and Women’s Empowerment: What Does the Evidence Say? Dina Pomeranz, February 2014, Paper. “The microfinance revolution has transformed access to financial services for low-income populations worldwide. As a result, it has become one of the most talked-about innovations in global development in recent decades. However, its expansion has not been without controversy. While many hailed it as a way to end world poverty and promote female empowerment, others condemned it as a disaster for the poor…” Link

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Local Industrial Structures and Female Entrepreneurship in India

Local Industrial Structures and Female Entrepreneurship in India. William R. Kerr, 2013, Paper. “We analyze the spatial determinants of female entrepreneurship in India in the manufacturing and services sectors. We focus on the presence of incumbent female-owned businesses and their role in promoting higher subsequent female entrepreneurship relative to male entrepreneurship. We find evidence of agglomeration economies in both sectors, where higher female ownership among incumbent businesses within a district-industry predicts a greater share of subsequent entrepreneurs will be female…” Link Verified October 12, 2014

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