New Economics Papers
on Microfinance
Issue of 2009‒01‒17
two papers chosen by
Aastha Pudasainee and Olivier Dagnelie

  1. Does Microfinance Reduce Poverty in India? By Katsushi Imai; Thankom Arun
  2. Costs of Basic Services in Kerala, 2007 Education, Health, Childbirth and Finance (Loans) By Zachariah KC

  1. By: Katsushi Imai; Thankom Arun
    Date: 2008
  2. By: Zachariah KC
    Abstract: The focus of this study is to analyze the pattern and costs of services in four areas, which critically affect most households in Kerala . The major concerns of this paper include answers to questions such as: How much did Kerala households spend for education of their children, for treatment of common and chronic diseases among their members, and for securing medical services related to pregnancy and childbirth? What is the extent of household indebtedness in Kerala? At what cost households secure loans for household and personal needs from banks and other financial institutions? [CDS WP 406].
    Keywords: religion, India, chronic diseases, health, hospitals, marriage, education, migration, schools, costs, households, Kerala, education, childbirth, pregnancy, medical services, indebtness, services, children, population
    Date: 2009

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