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dc.contributor.authorBuehren, Niklasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-15T14:21:41Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-15T14:21:41Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/48343-
dc.description.abstractMicrofinance in general and microcredit programs in particular have attracted much attention among interest groups concerned with poverty eradication and are seen by many as highly promising means in order to alleviate poverty. More recently, the spotlight has turned increasingly on the development and promotion of microsaving devices and mechanisms suitable to the unbanked poor. Along these lines, the Saving Mobilization program implemented by BRAC in Uganda is an attempt to encourage a saving culture as well as overcoming barriers to make use of saving services at more formal financial institutions. Building on a randomized control trial, the aim of this study is to investigate the impact of this program on the saving behavior of participants. The intervention is successful in increasing the usage of semi-formal financial institutions on the extensive margin as well as to boost the amount held at these institutions. The total amount of savings, however, remains unaffected. Impact heterogeneity is important and the analysis shows that illiterate individuals as well as individuals having experienced theft in the recent past are more likely to respond to the program.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZBW - Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft Kiel und Hamburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Berlin 2011 16en_US
dc.subject.jelD04en_US
dc.subject.jelD14en_US
dc.subject.jelG21en_US
dc.subject.jelO16en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordMicrofinanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordsaving promotionen_US
dc.subject.keywordtheften_US
dc.subject.keywordliteracyen_US
dc.subject.keywordUgandaen_US
dc.titleAllocating Cash Savings and the Role of Information: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Ugandaen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn665337078-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec11:16-
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