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Studying group dynamics: an alternative analytical framework for the study of microfinance impacts on poverty reduction

Studying group dynamics: an alternative analytical framework for the study of microfinance impacts on poverty reduction

Marr, Ana (2002) Studying group dynamics: an alternative analytical framework for the study of microfinance impacts on poverty reduction. Journal of International Development, 14 (4). 511 - 534. ISSN 1099-1328 (online) (doi:10.1002/jid.890)

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Abstract

Group dynamics have been largely neglected when the impacts of microfinance on poverty reduction are assessed. This paper presents an analytical framework in which the study of
group dynamics is central, and new channels of impact effects on the individuals participating in microfinance schemes, their households, enterprises and communities are assessed. Four potential outcomes of this fresh approach to the analysis of poverty impacts are argued; they may have dramatic implications for the way we look at the effectiveness of microfinance today.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: group dynamics, microfinance, impacts, poverty reduction
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:08
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Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3260

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