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Empirical Analysis of Participation Patterns in Microfinancial Markets

The Cases of Ghana and Sri Lanka

by Mirko Bendig (Author)
©2012 Thesis 176 Pages
Open Access
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Summary

This book contributes to the empirical literature on households’ participation in microfinancial services in developing countries. First, it estimates simultaneously the participation in microinsurance schemes and other financial services on household survey data from Ghana. Second, it analyzes the household’s cumulative participation in microfinancial services using household survey data from Sri Lanka. Next, the study focuses on the question whether household’s participation in micro life insurance in Sri Lanka is motivated by the desire to leave bequests. At last, it investigates different sequential steps of the household’s microinsurance participation decision and the joint analysis of micro life and health insurance enrolment in Sri Lanka.

Details

Pages
176
Year
2012
ISBN (PDF)
9783653016413
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631632383
DOI
10.3726/978-3-653-01641-3
Open Access
CC-BY
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (July)
Keywords
Finanzdienstleistungen: Armutsreduzierung Mikrofinanzierung Ghana Lebensversicherung Sub-Saharan Afrika Sri Lanka
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012. 176 pp., 38 tables

Biographical notes

Mirko Bendig (Author)

Mirko Bendig, born in Soltau in 1980, studied International Economics at the University of Göttingen where he was a PhD candidate at the Department of Economics between 2007 and 2011. During this time he also worked as a consultant in several consulting and research projects in Germany and abroad. Presently, the author is working for an internationally operating research and consulting company on economic development and microfinance issues.

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