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Record number 436435
Title The impact of microcredit on self-employment profits in Vietnam
Author(s) Lensink, B.W.; Pham, T.T.T.
Source Economics of Transition 20 (2012)1. - ISSN 0967-0750 - p. 73 - 111.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0351.2011.00427.x
Department(s) Development Economics Group
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2012
Keyword(s) microfinance - bangladesh - programs - matter - gender
Abstract This study examines the impact of microcredit on household self-employment profits in Vietnam. For two indicators of credit participation – a dichotomous participation dummy and the accumulated amount of microcredit received per household – the analysis reveals a positive effect on household profits. The analysis also reveals that an instrumental variable method within a fixed-effects framework can control for the possible endogeneity of credit and thereby identify the true effect of credit.
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