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How effective is a big push to the small? Evidence from a quasi-experiment

Mallick, Debdulal 2013, How effective is a big push to the small? Evidence from a quasi-experiment, World development, vol. 41, pp. 168-182, doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2012.05.021.

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Title How effective is a big push to the small? Evidence from a quasi-experiment
Author(s) Mallick, DebdulalORCID iD for Mallick, Debdulal
Journal name World development
Volume number 41
Start page 168
End page 182
Total pages 15
Publisher Pergamon Press
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2013-01
ISSN 0305-750X
Keyword(s) extreme poverty
social capital
Social Sciences
Planning & Development
Business & Economics
Public Administration
Summary This paper investigates whether a big push to the extreme poor in terms of a one-off large grant enables them to participate in the microfinance program. The analysis uses data from a quasi-experiment on BRAC’s ultra poor program in Bangladesh. The results for the baseline and repeat survey data for the treatment and comparison groups show that such a big push does make a significant impact on graduation to the microfinance program. The results are robust to correction for self-selection bias. Social capital and awareness also play important role in their decision on NGO membership and borrowing
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.worlddev.2012.05.021
Field of Research 140202 Economic Development and Growth
16 Studies In Human Society
14 Economics
Socio Economic Objective 910299 Microeconomics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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