Women and Credit: Researching the Past, Refiguring the Future

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März 2002



All over the world, financial and economic development institutions are considering how best to give women access to credit. This book explores the ways and means of achieving this goal through a close examination of programmes, placing women's economic roles in a broad historical perspective.


Beverly Lemire Professor of History and University Research Professor,University of New Brunswick, Canada Ruth Pearson Professor of Development Studies, University of Leeds Gail Campbell Professor of History, University of New Brunswick


'The bulk of the book's 17 contributions consist of concise, self-contained case studies - all of which seem to bear the hallmark of judicious editorial work ... Among the most informative and engaging of these is Jayshree Vyas's fascinating account of the evolution of women's banking in India's Self-Employed Women's Association ... Ruth Pearson's concluding chapter offers some perceptive and refreshingly original observations culled from syntheseis of the case studies in the volume as a whole ... Women and Credit should definitely have a place as recommended reading on more general gender courses.' (Sylvia Chant, London School of Economics) 'Women in Credit is a substantial addition to our knowledge of the role of women in exploiting economic opportuntites and niches through the use of credit agencies and other initiatives... [The book] covers a wide area in the fields of credit and microfinance. It explains why projects that provide credit suceed and gives reasons
EAN: 9781859734841
ISBN: 1859734847
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2002
Seitenanzahl: 352 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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