Does Microfinance Reduce Poverty in Bangladesh? New Evidence from Household Panel Data

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Does Microfinance Reduce Poverty in Bangladesh? New Evidence from Household Panel Data. / Imai, Katsushi S.; Azam, Md Shafiul.

In: Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 48, No. 5, 2012, p. 633-653.

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Imai, Katsushi S. ; Azam, Md Shafiul. / Does Microfinance Reduce Poverty in Bangladesh? New Evidence from Household Panel Data. In: Journal of Development Studies. 2012 ; Vol. 48, No. 5. pp. 633-653.

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