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Access to micro and informal loans: evaluating the impact on the quality of life of poor females in South Africa

30 April 2019
Publication Type: Policy Brief
JEL Code: C01, C33, O15, O55, R2

Since the early 1980s, many governments have investigated the possibility of utilising access to microloans, as a pathway to grow economies out of unemployment and thereby improve people’s quality of life. Studies that have previously investigated the impact of microloans, found a positive relationship to quality of life. Unfortunately, these studies mainly measure quality of life using monetary (income) measures rather than assessing the entire multidimensionality of quality of life.

Series title: Research Brief 186
1 April 2019
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