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dc.contributor.authorSchindler, Katien_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:08:03Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:08:03Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/19856-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes the use of informal credit as a coping strategy against risk by marketwomen in the city of Tamale, Ghana. Using qualitative research techniques, the analysisreveals that intra-household structure and allocation decisions determine these market-basedcoping strategies. Market women invest a considerable amount of working hours inmaintaining complex credit networks as a safeguard against extreme risks. As a policyimplication, this research suggests to provide market women with access to formal, reliableand long-term microfinance institutions, both to improve their ability to cope with risks and toreduce the risks they face.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Berlin 2006 / Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics |x24en_US
dc.subject.jelO17en_US
dc.subject.jelD13en_US
dc.subject.jelO12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordmicro-crediten_US
dc.subject.keywordinformal marketsen_US
dc.subject.keywordnetworksen_US
dc.subject.keywordcoping strategiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordintra-household allocationen_US
dc.subject.keywordwomenen_US
dc.subject.keywordGhanaen_US
dc.titleCredit for what? Informal credit as a coping strategy of market women in northern Ghanaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn517922460en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec06:4761-

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