ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Gender Inequality in Banking Services

The substantial growth in women-members of self-help groups has not meant any major change in the access of women to banking. This brief note shows that women at large remain significantly deprived of banking services. By any criterion - number of accounts, amount of loans, credit in agriculture, banking across socio-economic groups, and rural and urban areas - women remain far more disadvantaged than men. In recent times, there has, in fact, been a worsening of access to banking services for women from rural areas and those from economically backward regions and social groups.

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