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dc.contributor.authorHazarika, Gautamen_US
dc.contributor.authorGuha-Khasnobis, Basudeben_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-10en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:53:34Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:53:34Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20081126670en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35581-
dc.description.abstractUsing data from the 1995 Malawi Financial Markets and Food Security Survey, this study seeks to discover if women's relative control over household resources or intra-household bargaining power in rural Malawi, gauged by their access to microcredit, plays a role in children's food security, measured by anthropometric nutritional Z-scores. Access to microcredit is assessed in a novel way as self-reported credit limits at microcredit organizations. Since credit limits, that is, the maximum sums that might be borrowed, hinge upon supply-side factors such as the availability of credit programs and the financial resources of lenders, it is plausible they are more exogenous than demand driven loan uptake or participation in microcredit organizations, the common ways of gauging access to microcredit. It is indicated that whereas the access to microcredit of adult female household members improves 06 year old girls', though not boys', long-term nutrition as measured by height-for-age, the access to microcredit of male members has no such salutary effect on either girls' or boys' nutritional status. This may be interpreted as evidence of a positive relation between women's relative control over household resources and young girls' food security. That women's access to microcredit improves young girls' long-term nutrition may be explained in part by the subsidiary finding that it raises household expenditure on food.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3793en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordIntra-household distributionen_US
dc.subject.keywordbargainingen_US
dc.subject.keywordmicrocrediten_US
dc.subject.keywordgenderen_US
dc.subject.keywordMalawien_US
dc.subject.stwMikrofinanzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderen_US
dc.subject.stwErnährungen_US
dc.subject.stwLandbevölkerungen_US
dc.subject.stwMalawien_US
dc.titleHousehold access to microcredit and children's food security in rural Malawi: a gender perspectiveen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn584658605en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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