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Replication data for: The Impacts of Microfinance: Evidence from Joint-Liability Lending in Mongolia

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Attanasio, Orazio
  • Augsburg, Britta
  • De Haas, Ralph
  • Fitzsimons, Emla
  • Harmgart, Heike
Publication Date
2015-01-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We present evidence from a randomized field experiment in rural Mongolia to assess the poverty impacts of a joint-liability microcredit program targeted at women. We find a positive impact of access to group loans on female entrepreneurship and household food consumption but not on total working hours or income in the household. A simultaneously introduced individual-liability microcredit program delivers no significant poverty impacts. Additional results on informal transfers to families and friends suggest that joint liability may deter borrowers from using loans for noninvestment purposes with stronger impacts as a result. We find no difference in repayment rates between both types of microcredit. (JEL G21, I32, I38, J16, L26, O15, O16)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20130489 (Text)
Publications
  • Attanasio, Orazio, Britta Augsburg, Ralph De Haas, Emla Fitzsimons, and Heike Harmgart. “The Impacts of Microfinance: Evidence from Joint-Liability Lending in Mongolia.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 7, no. 1 (January 2015): 90–122. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20130489.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20130489 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Attanasio, Orazio; Augsburg, Britta; De Haas, Ralph; Fitzsimons, Emla; Harmgart, Heike (2015): Replication data for: The Impacts of Microfinance: Evidence from Joint-Liability Lending in Mongolia. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113597