Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Working Paper Series,
Uppsala University, Department of Economics

No 2010:24: Microfinance ‘Plus’: The Impact of Business Training on Indian Self Help Groups

Ranjula Bali Swain () and Adel Varghese ()
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Ranjula Bali Swain: Department of Economics, Postal: Department of Economics, Uppsala University, P.O. Box 513, SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden
Adel Varghese: Department of Economics, Texas A & M University, Postal: College Station, TX, USA, 77843

Abstract: The provision of business training with microfinance leads to a positive impact on assets for the participating households. We correct for membership selection bias and account for potential training endogeneity with propensity score matching, using data from the Self Help Group microfinance program in India.

Keywords: India; microfinance; business training; impact studies; Self Help Groups

JEL-codes: G21; I32; O12

9 pages, December 10, 2010

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