Keep up with SEEP!
Sign up for our email list and you'll be the first to know about latest news, blog posts, events & new worldwide initiatives from SEEP and its members
Use of the Formal and Informal Financial Sectors: Does Gender Matter? Empirical Evidence from Rural Bangladesh
by Signe-Mary McKernan, Mark M. Pitt, David Moskowitz in 2005
World Region: South Asia
This paper explores the relationship between gender and formal vs informal financial services provider. Among other findings, the study indicated that women use resources differently than men, spending more on human capital; that microcredit is the only source of credit for women and also an important source of finance for men; and that evidence suggests that formal financial transactions were crowding out informal alternatives.