New Economics Papers
on Microfinance
Issue of 2010‒11‒27
three papers chosen by
Aastha Pudasainee and Olivier Dagnelie

  1. Social Responsibility of Indian Microfinance: A Critical Review By Tara S Nair; Jan Postmus; Rachayeeta Pradhan
  2. Achieving equity in health through community based health insurance: India's experience with a large CBHI programme By Aradhna Aggarwal
  3. Do Male and Female Loan Officers Differ in Small Business Lending?;A Review of the Literature By Andrea Bellucci; Alexander V. Borisov; Alberto Zazzaro

  1. By: Tara S Nair; Jan Postmus; Rachayeeta Pradhan
    Abstract: This paper discusses the issue of social responsibility of Indian microfinance using two theoretical streams from business social responsibility research – stakeholder theory and social contract theory.
    Keywords: Microfinance, India, self help group, social responsibility, social contract, stakeholder, pro-poor, SHGs,
    Date: 2010
  2. By: Aradhna Aggarwal (Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University)
    Abstract: This paper analyses equity in one of the largest community based health insurance programme in India: Yeshasvini, run by the Department of Cooperation in Karnataka, a state in India. The analysis is based on a primary survey of 4109 households in rural Karnataka. The study covers various dimensions of vulnerability and assesses their relationship with enrolment, renewal of enrolment, and utilisation of health care services using logistic regression techniques. The results demonstrate that inequities do exist. However, they are less pronounced in the distribution of benefits than in enrolment and renewals. The study argues that while CBHI may be used as a mechanism to reach the most disadvantaged population groups, they can not be considered as substitute for government created health infrastructure.
    Keywords: Community-based health insurance (CBHI) Karnataka state India, Equity, Gender, vulnerability
    JEL: I18
    Date: 2010–11
  3. By: Andrea Bellucci (Universit… di Urbino); Alexander V. Borisov (Indiana University); Alberto Zazzaro (Universit… Politecnica delle Marche, Department of Economics, MoFiR)
    Date: 2010–11

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