Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/163085
Authors: 
Ganguli, Ina
Hausmann, Ricardo
Viarengo, Martina
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2017/117
Abstract: 
While microfinance institutions (MFIs) are increasingly important as employers in the developing world, there is little micro-level evidence on gender differences among MFI employees and MFIs' relation to economic development. We use a unique panel dataset of employees from Latin America's largest MFI to show that gender gaps favouring men for promotion exist primarily in the sales division, while there is a significant gender wage gap in the administrative division. Among loan officers in the sales division, the gender gap in promotion and wages reverses. Finally, female employees tend to work with clients with better loan terms and a history of loans with the institution.
Subjects: 
gender gaps
job mobility
promotion
microfinance
economic development
panel data analysis
JEL: 
J16
J62
M51
O1
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-341-7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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