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Micro-credit programs and land distribution: a note

Nabin, Munirul and Bose, Gautam 2006, Micro-credit programs and land distribution: a note, Economics bulletin, vol. 15, no. 9, pp. 1-7.

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Title Micro-credit programs and land distribution: a note
Author(s) Nabin, Munirul
Bose, Gautam
Journal name Economics bulletin
Volume number 15
Issue number 9
Start page 1
End page 7
Publisher Economics Bulletin
Place of publication Nashville, Tenn.
Publication date 2006-09-08
ISSN 1545-2921
Summary "Micro-credit" has come to refer to a popular extension strategy---usually in the agricultural sector---whereby a government or NGO extends credit at favorable rates to poorer borrowers, with repayment being supported by some kind of mortgage on the borrower's social capital. In the commonest case, eligibility is determined by the borrower's wealth, as indexed by his/her landholding. This note shows that, with an imperfect land market, the response to such a program will be to fragment landholdings which are smaller than a certain threshold, while larger holdings remain unaffected. Thus the pattern of landholding will tend to become more polarized.
Language eng
Field of Research 140202 Economic Development and Growth
Socio Economic Objective 970114 Expanding Knowledge in Economics
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Economics Bulletin
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003545

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