ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Manojit BhattacharjeeSubscribe to Manojit Bhattacharjee

Credibility of Equal Access to Credit: Does Gender Matter?

This article examines the National Sample Survey Organisation unit record data pertaining to debt and investment (59th round) and highlights inequality in access to credit by certain segments of society. In particular, it shows that weaker sections such as female-headed households have a much lower access than their male counterpart even when they are involved in similar economic activities and consequently face significantly higher rates of interest.
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