Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82596
Authors: 
Swain, Ranjula Bali
Wallentin, Fang Yang
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Uppsala University 2008:11
Abstract: 
Microfinance programs like Self Help Group Bank linkage program (SHG), aim to empower women through provision of financial services. We investigate this further to determine whether it is the economic or the non-economic factors that have a greater impact on empowering women. Using household survey data on SHG from India, a general structural model is adopted where the latent women empowerment and its latent components (economic factors and financial confidence, managerial control, behavioural changes, education and networking, communication and political participation and awareness) are measured using observed indicators. The results show that for SHG members, economic factors, managerial control and behavioural changes are the most significant factors in empowering women.
Subjects: 
microfinance
impact
women empowerment
JEL: 
D12
D63
D91
J16
O12
O16
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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