Economic and Social Impacts of Self-help Groups in India

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Policy Research Working Papers
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Deininger, Klaus
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Liu, Yanyan
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2012-03-19T19:09:37Z
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2012-03-19T19:09:37Z
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2009-03-01
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2021-04-23T14:02:15Z
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Although there has been considerable recent interest in micro-credit programs, rigorous evidence on the impacts of forming self-help groups to mobilize savings and foster social empowerment at the local level is virtually non-existent, despite a large number of programs following this pattern. The authors use a large household survey to assess the economic and social impacts of the formation of self-help groups in India. They find positive impacts on empowerment and nutritional intake in program areas overall and heterogeneity of impacts between members of pre-existing and newly formed groups, as well as non-participants. Female social and economic empowerment in program areas increased irrespective of participation status, suggesting positive externalities. Nutritional benefit was more pronounced for new participants than for members of pre-existing groups. Evidence of higher consumption - but not income or asset formation - by participants suggests that at the time of the survey, the program's main economic impact had been through consumption smoothing and diversification of income sources rather than exploitation of new income sources. Evaluation of such programs in ways that allow heterogeneity of program impact can yield highly policy-relevant insights.
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000158349_20090330103344
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/4079
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English
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Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 4884
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CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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ACCESS TO BANK LOANS
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ACCESS TO CREDIT
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ACCESS TO INFORMATION
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ACCESS TO SAVINGS
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ACCOUNTABILITY
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AGRICULTURAL INCOME
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ASSET ACCUMULATION
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BANK LOAN
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BANK LOANS
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CAPACITY BUILDING
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CAPITAL INJECTION
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CAPITAL STOCK
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CHECKS
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COLLABORATION
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COMMERCIAL BANK
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COMMUNITIES
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COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS
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COMMUNITY CENTER
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COMMUNITY DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT
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CONSUMER
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CONTROL GROUPS
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CORRUPTION
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COUNTERFACTUAL
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CREDIT ACCESS
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CREDIT PROGRAMS
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CROP FAILURES
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DATA COLLECTION
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DEPOSIT
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DESCRIPTION
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DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
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DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES
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DISTRICTS
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DIVERSIFICATION
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DPIP
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DROUGHT
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DROUGHTS
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ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
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ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT
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ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES
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ECONOMIES OF SCALE
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EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
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ENDOWMENTS
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EQUALITY
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EXPENDITURES
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EXPLOITATION
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FEMALE
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FEMALES
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FIGURES
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FINANCIAL BENEFITS
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GENDER
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HOUSEHOLDS
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HOUSING
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HUMAN CAPITAL
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HUSBAND
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IMPACT EVALUATION
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INCOME SOURCES
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INCREASE IN INCOME
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INCREASE IN INCOMES
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INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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INSURANCE
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INTENDED BENEFICIARIES
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INTERNATIONAL BANK
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INTERVENTION
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INTERVENTIONS
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JOB TRAINING
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KEY BENEFIT
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KEY BENEFITS
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LAND OWNERSHIP
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LENDING PORTFOLIO
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LEVELS OF ACCESS
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LITERACY
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LOAN REPAYMENT
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LOAN SIZE
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LOCAL CAPACITY
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LOCAL GROUPS
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LOWER INCOME
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MARKETING
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MATCHING METHODS
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MICRO-CREDIT
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MICRO-FINANCE
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MOBILIZATION
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NGO
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NUTRITION
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OUTCOME INDICATORS
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OUTREACH
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PARTICIPATORY DEVELOPMENT
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PER CAPITA INCOME
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POVERTY ALLEVIATION
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POVERTY REDUCTION
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PROGRAM EFFECTS
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PROGRAM IMPACTS
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PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION
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PUBLIC ECONOMICS
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PUBLIC SAFETY
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QUESTIONNAIRE
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QUESTIONNAIRES
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RECEIPT
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RECONSTRUCTION
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RELIGIOUS GROUP
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REPAYMENT
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SAFETY NET
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SAFETY NETS
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SALES
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SAMPLE SIZE
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SAVINGS
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SELF-EMPLOYMENT
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SELF-HELP
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SERVICE DELIVERY
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SERVICE QUALITY
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SHG
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SOCIAL CAPITAL
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SOCIAL COHESION
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SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT
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SOCIAL EXCLUSION
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START-UP
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TARGET GROUP
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TARGET GROUPS
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TARGETING
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THRIFT
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TREATMENT EFFECTS
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URBAN DEVELOPMENT
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VILLAGE
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VILLAGE CHARACTERISTICS
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VILLAGE CONDITIONS
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VILLAGE LEVEL
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VILLAGE MEETINGS
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VILLAGES
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WAGES
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WOMAN
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Economic and Social Impacts of Self-help Groups in India
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Publications & Research :: Policy Research Working Paper
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http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/main?menuPK=64187510&pagePK=64193027&piPK=64187937&theSitePK=523679&menuPK=64187510&searchMenuPK=64187283&siteName=WDS&entityID=000158349_20090330103344
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10.1596/1813-9450-4884
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000158349_20090330103344
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10394234
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WPS4884
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en
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South Asia
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South Asia
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India
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South Asia
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Asia
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Housing finance and real estate markets,General public administration sector,General agriculture, fishing and forestry sector
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Finance,Public Administration, Law, and Justice,Agriculture, fishing, and forestry
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Rural development :: Rural markets
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Development Research Group (DECRG)
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