Gender-differentiated social and human capital and the use of microcredit in Bangladeshi female entrepreneurship

Rakib, Muntaha and Chakrabarty, Sayan and Winn, Stephen (2018) Gender-differentiated social and human capital and the use of microcredit in Bangladeshi female entrepreneurship. In: Social capital and enterprise in the modern state. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Cham,. Switzerland, pp. 181-202. ISBN 978-3-319-68114-6


In many developing countries, microfinance has become a critical component in implementing poverty reduction strategies, which are often addressed through social business and female entrepreneurship. Despite poor individuals being excluded from formal credit, microfinance organisations are delivering opportunities for them to obtain small amounts of credit. This chapter examines whether gender-differentiated social and human capital matters in social entrepreneurship, and how loans received by Bangladeshi men and women are being used in productive ways. It identifies barriers that might exclude the poorest women from these microfinance programs in Bangladesh. This analysis has important policy implications for donors, microfinance institutions and NGOs operating in developing countries as it focuses on employment generation and poverty alleviation, and also on impact on poor women in microcredit programs.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published chapter, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2018 01:53
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2018 05:56
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bangladesh, female entrepreneurship, gender differentiation, human capital, microcredit, microfinance, social capital
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140211 Labour Economics
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140219 Welfare Economics
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
14 Economics > 1403 Econometrics > 140304 Panel Data Analysis
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-68115-3_9

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