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Credit in rural India: a case study

Dreze, Jean, 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
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics > Q1 - Agriculture > Q14 - Agricultural Finance
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O16 - Economic Development: Financial Markets; Saving and Capital Investment; Corporate Finance and Governance
D - Microeconomics > D2 - Production and Organizations > D23 - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
G - Financial Economics > G2 - Financial Institutions and Services
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 6
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2008 13:29
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/6692/

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