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Replication data for: Are Women More Credit Constrained? Experimental Evidence on Gender and Microenterprise Returns

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • de Mel, Suresh
  • McKenzie, David
  • Woodruff, Christopher
Publication Date
2009-07-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We report on a field experiment providing random grants to microenterprise owners. The grants generated large profit increases for male owners but not for female owners. We show that the gender gap does not simply mask differences in ability, risk aversion, entrepreneurial attitudes, or differences in reporting behavior, but there is some evidence that the gender gap is larger in female-dominated industries. The data are not consistent with a unitary household model, and imply an inefficiency of resource allocation within households. We show evidence that this inefficiency is reduced in more cooperative households. (JEL D13, D14, J16, L25, L26, O12, O16)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.1.3.1 (Text)
Publications
  • Mel, Suresh de, David McKenzie, and Christopher Woodruff. “Are Women More Credit Constrained? Experimental Evidence on Gender and Microenterprise Returns.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 1, no. 3 (June 2009): 1–32. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.1.3.1.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.1.3.1 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-12-07

de Mel, Suresh; McKenzie, David; Woodruff, Christopher (2009): Replication data for: Are Women More Credit Constrained? Experimental Evidence on Gender and Microenterprise Returns. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116328V1