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Group structure and behaviour in microfinance: empirics from Sierra Leone

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The use of group lending for poverty alleviation is a widespread feature of modern microfinance. The structure of joint-liability credit - if one member defaults the others are held financially responsible - produces a natural tension between a borrower's social and economic interests. This study integrates theory from economics, sociology, and behavioural experiments to address the question, "How do social and economic mechanisms interact to shape a microcredit group's financial behaviour...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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