The impact of micro-credit on poverty: evidence from Bangladesh

  title={The impact of micro-credit on poverty: evidence from Bangladesh},
  author={M. Jahangir Alam Chowdhury and Dipak Ghosh and Robert E. Wright},
  journal={Progress in Development Studies},
  pages={298 - 309}
This paper examines empirically the impact of micro-credit on poverty in Bangladesh. Unlike previous studies, the focus is on both objective and subjective poverty and particular attention is paid to the length of time programme participants have had access to micro-credit. A household-level survey (N = 954) was carried out, collecting information about micro-credit recipients from Grameen Bank, the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee and the Association of Social Advancement. Our two main… 

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