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Women, credit & development: A case study of the Grameen Bank, Bangladesh

Loundes, Joanne (1993) Women, credit & development: A case study of the Grameen Bank, Bangladesh. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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Abstract

The study of the role of women in the process of economic development has had a relatively recent history. Using the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh as a case study this thesis will attempt to determine whether ensuring improved access to credit facilities for landless women will provide more equitable growth in the living standards of a developing country's population. Using in-depth survey data and Grameen Bank annual reports, it is concluded that whilst credit cannot be solely relied upon to aid the development process, it does represent a viable option for governments to allow women a greater participatory role in economic development.

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Commerce
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Supervisor(s): Warchivker, Ilan
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/41246
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