FINANCIAL INCLUSION AND GENDER DISPARITY

FINANCIAL INCLUSION AND GENDER DISPARITY
January 2015-Deepti Kc
Lead Center : IFMR LEAD
Focus Area :Savings, Credit

Evidences suggest that a lack of access to financial services amongst the low-income and poor households generate persistent income inequality as well as slower economic growth due to their dependence on limited savings, earnings and informal credit. Despite Government‟s initiatives to improve poor population‟s access to financial products and services in India, research indicates that women are still largely financially excluded in comparison to men.


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Evidences suggest that a lack of access to financial services amongst the low-income and poor households generate persistent income inequality as well as slower economic growth due to their dependence on limited savings, earnings and informal credit. Despite Government‟s initiatives to improve poor population‟s access to financial products and services in India, research indicates that women are still largely financially excluded in comparison to men.