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Social and financial exclusion: the role of microfinance

Leonardo Becchetti (), Arnoud Boot (), Robert Lensink () and Alberto Zazzaro ()

Rivista italiana degli economisti, 2013, issue 3, 293-298

Abstract: Traditional banks have proved to have severe limits in mitigating financial exclusion. The microfinancerevolution is intended to address this problem by devising new approaches which ease credit accessfor poor and uncollateralized borrowers. In this introductory essay we present a special issue of theRivista Italiana degli Economisti on the role of microfinance in alleviating social and financial exclusion.

Keywords: Microfinance; Social Exclusion; Financial Exclusion. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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