Faktory ovlivňující zapojení žen v mikrofinancích
The Factors Influencing the Participation of Women in Microfinance
Karel Janda (),
Tran Van Quang and
Politická ekonomie, 2015, vol. 2015, issue 3, 363-381
This paper investigates the possible reasons why many microfi nance institutions (MFIs) have gradually experienced a decrease in the share of female borrowers in their portfolios over the last few years. We confi rm that the share of women may be decreasing due to the growing proportion of low-income inhabitants in the area and unpaid family workers. Our results further show that the share of women is also strongly dependent on employment policy that has a positive impact on the dependent variable. Unexpectedly, none of macroeconomic variables such as economic growth, wage and household consumption has an impact on the number of female borrowers.
Keywords: macroeconomics; Microfinance; microcredit; female (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: E24 G21 O11 O54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
free of charge
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:prg:jnlpol:v:2015:y:2015:i:3:id:1008:p:363-381
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
Redakce Politické ekonomie, Vysoká škola ekonomická, nám. W. Churchilla 4, 130 67 Praha 3
Access Statistics for this article
Politická ekonomie is currently edited by Martin Mandel
More articles in Politická ekonomie from University of Economics, Prague Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Frantisek Sokolovsky ().