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Replication data for: Savings Constraints and Microenterprise Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Dupas, Pascaline
  • Robinson, Jonathan
Publication Date
2013-01-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Does limited access to formal savings services impede business growth in poor countries? To shed light on this question, we randomized access to noninterest-bearing bank accounts among two types of self-employed individuals in rural Kenya: market vendors (who are mostly women) and men working as bicycle taxi drivers. Despite large withdrawal fees, a substantial share of market women used the accounts, were able to save more, and increased their productive investment and private expenditures. We see no impact for bicycle taxi drivers. These results imply significant barriers to savings and investment for market women in our study context. (JEL D14, G21, J16, J23, O12, O14, O16)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.5.1.163 (Text)
Publications
  • Dupas, Pascaline, and Jonathan Robinson. “Savings Constraints and Microenterprise Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 5, no. 1 (January 2013): 163–92. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.5.1.163.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.5.1.163 (DOI)

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Dupas, Pascaline; Robinson, Jonathan (2013): Replication data for: Savings Constraints and Microenterprise Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116380