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Credit in rural India: a case study

Dreze, Jean and Lanjouw, Peter and Sharma, Naresh (1997) Credit in rural India: a case study. DEDPS, 6. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper presents a case study of credit transactions in Palanpur, a north Indian village. Drawing on detailed informtion from all borrowers and lenders in the village, we examine a number of issues related to the functioning of rural credit markets. These include the segmentation of the credit market, the achievements and failure of public lending institutions, the role of interest-free lending, the lending strategies of village moneylenders, social inequalities in access to credit, and the politics of rural credit, among others. An attempt is also made to relate these findings to those of other studies of credit in rural India.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 1997 Jean Dreze, Peter Lanjouw and Naresh Sharma
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2008 13:29
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2010 08:58
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/6692

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