Handbook of Research on Microfinancial Impacts on Women Empowerment, Poverty, and Inequality, 1st Edition

  • Ramesh Chandra Das
  • Published By: Business Science Reference
  • ISBN-10: 1522552413
  • ISBN-13: 9781522552413
  • DDC: 305.42
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 452 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released January 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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One of the major tools of attaining proper development all around the world is complete financial inclusion, such that all classes of people can secure their lifestyles through access to financial services from formal sectors. Expanding access to resources and increasing self-employment opportunities help reduce poverty and improve social development. This title is an essential reference source that discusses the role of financial inclusion in gender equality, as well as economic independence and self-employment. Featuring research on topics such as inequality, collaborative economy, and social responsibility, this publication is ideally designed for policy makers, economic researchers, and academicians seeking coverage on social mobilization, capital formation, capacity building, and pro-poor economy designs.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Finance, Accounting, and Economics (AFAE) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Effects of Microfinance on Women Empowerment Across Countries.
1: How Does Microfinance Empower Women in Nigeria? A Study.
2: Microfinance: A Tool for Empowering Women in India.
3: Microfinance and Women Empowerment: An Empirical Analysis.
4: Microfinance as a Weapon to Gain Empowerment: A Study on Rural Women in Nabagram Block in Murshidabad of West Bengal.
5: Microfinancial Collaborative Economies Business Models and Strategies for Quality of Life Improvement: Case studies for PROMUSAG and UBER.
6: An Overview of Microfinance in India and Its Role in Financing Poor Women.
7: An Empirical Study on Economic Empowerment of Women Through Self-Help Group of Indian Sunderban Delta of North 24 Parganas of West Bengal, India.
8: Examining the Viability of Social Responsibility of Microfinance by the Bank Compartamos, Mexico.
Microfinance: A Weapon to Combat Poverty and Inequality in Countries.
9: Reflections on Microfinance: Poverty Nexus from India – An Empirical Inquest.
10: Effect of Microfinance on Poor Peri-Urban Female-Headed Households and the Vulnerability of Women to Poverty in Ghana.
11: An Analysis of Poverty and Inequality Among the Members of SHGs in West Bengal, India.
12: A Tri-Variate Nexus of Microfinance-Growth-Inequality: The South-Asian Experience.
13: The Quest for Financial Inclusion and Microfinance Institutions in India.
14: Reducing Inequality in Developing Countries Through Microfinance: Any Correlation So Far?.
15: Microfinance and Gender Discrimination: Measurement of Vulnerability of the Group Members in the Context of West Bengal, India.
16: The Effect of Microfinance on Inequality and Household Shocks Easing in Nigeria.
17: Impact of Self-Help Group (SHG) Membership on Income and Income Inequality: A Case Study of Birbhum District in West Bengal.
18: Poverty and Inequality of SHG-Member Households: Evidence from Villages in North Andaman Island.
19: Poverty and Microfinance in Char Areas of Dhubri District in Assam.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.