Women and Microfinance in the Global South

Women and Microfinance in the Global South

Empowerment and Disempowerment Outcomes

Horton, Lynn (Chapman University, California)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

Women and Microfinance in the Global South incorporates a meta-synthesis of thirty qualitative empirical cases from Asia, Africa, and Latin America to explore the links between microfinance and women's empowerment, questioning how microfinance facilitates the economic and socio-political empowerment of women.
1. The microfinance revolution and market pathways to empowerment; 2. Gendering and transforming microfinance; 3. Exploring women's empowerment through meta-synthesis; 4. Putting microfinance into practice; 5. Means to an end? Microfinance NGOs target women; 6. Economic outcomes of microfinance; 7. Women's individual and household empowerment; 8. Inside microfinance groups; 9: Women's collective actions and resistance; 10. Synthesizing case findings; 11. Conclusion.
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