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Microfinance and women entrepreneurship development: evidence from Tunisia

Kamel Bel Hadj Miled

SN Business & Economics, 2023, vol. 3, issue 1, 1-16

Abstract: Abstract The main objective of this paper is to investigate the effects of microfinance on women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment, using national household data from Tunisia. We have employed Logistic Regressions and Fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) to study the consequences of microfinance use.We find positive and significant effects of access to credit on women’s work, attitudes toward income increase, execution of the micro-projects, and schooling attendance. The results confirm the potential of micro-finance in women’s empowerment and Entrepreneurship Development in Tunisia, especially during COVID-19 pandemic.

Keywords: Micro-finance; Entrepreneurship; Women’s empowerment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B54 G21 L26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2023
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DOI: 10.1007/s43546-022-00381-5

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