Definitions Matter: Measuring Gender Gaps in Firms' Access to Credit
Claudia Piras (),
Andrea Presbitero and
Roberta Rabellotti ()
No 90, Mo.Fi.R. Working Papers from Money and Finance Research group (Mo.Fi.R.) - Univ. Politecnica Marche - Dept. Economic and Social Sciences
Standards measures of female ownership and management of firms included in the World Bank Enterprise Survey do not support the existence of a gender gap in access to finance in the Latin American and Caribbean region. Nonetheless, more precise measures show that women-led businesses are more likely to be financially constrained than other comparable firms. The evidence presented herein suggests that this gender gap may be driven by taste-based discrimination. This paper exploits a rich dataset that provides detailed information about female ownership and management in firms, allowing for further understanding of gender gaps in access to finance.
Keywords: Access to credit, Discrimination; , Firm ownership, Gender (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G21 J16 O54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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