Challenging the links between microfinance and domestic violence: evidence from rural India

Gil Yaron, Rebecca Gordon, John Best, Sunil Choudhary

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Abstract

The impact of microfinance on domestic violence has been widely discussed, but there is still no consensus due to the fact that context and programme implementation mechanisms have a large effect on outcomes. An innovative grassroots microfinance organisation in India, Rojiroti, has a number of unique features which make a positive impact on domestic violence more likely. Using a quasi-experimental design with panel data and matched control sites, this article reports on a study that found a significant reduction in levels of domestic violence among women members of Rojiroti, alongside a significant increase in asset ownership and knowledge of household finances.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345-356
Number of pages12
JournalDevelopment in Practice
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Dec 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • gender and diversity
  • labour and livelihoods - microfinance
  • civil society - NGOs

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