THE PROCESS OF WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN MICROFINANCE: DEFINITIONS, IMPLICATIONS AND DOWNSIDES

Matteo Pedrini, Francesca Spina, Osama A. El-Ansary, Mohamed I. Megahed

Risultato della ricerca: Contributo in rivistaArticolo in rivista

Abstract

The present paper provides a review of the literature on women’s empowerment. In particular, it explains women’s empowerment and how it has been defined by various authors over time. It also aims at showing studies conducted on empowerment within microfinance and it reports research on the relevance of context. Finally, it reports research on the relevance of context as well as the negative aspects of women’s empowerment. Further, this work points out some gaps in the literature and provides suggestions for future research. The authors advance two hypotheses that could be verified in the future, assuming that there are two levers, “additional resources/services availability” and “national patriarchal society”, which act as mediating factors between the outreach of microfinance, or women and the actual impact on empowerment.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)360-369
Numero di pagine10
RivistaCORPORATE OWNERSHIP & CONTROL
Volume14
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2017

Keywords

  • Microfinance

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