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Barking up the Wrong Tree? Measuring Gender Gaps in Firm's Access to Finance

Andrea Presbitero, Roberta Rabellotti () and Claudia Piras ()

Journal of Development Studies, 2014, vol. 50, issue 10, 1430-1444

Abstract: The literature on gender-based discrimination in credit markets is recently expanding, but the results are not yet definitive and have not been generally agreed upon. This paper exploits a new dataset on Barbados, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago, which provides detailed information about female ownership and management in firms for investigating the existence of a gender gap in access to finance. The evidence presented herein suggests that more precise measures of the gender composition of the firm show that women-led businesses are more likely to be financially constrained than other comparable firms.

Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2014.940914

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