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dc.contributor.authorArku, Cynthia*
dc.contributor.authorArku, Frank S*
dc.contributor.editorEade, Deborahen
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-24T10:01:49Zen
dc.date.available2011-05-24T10:01:49Zen
dc.date.issued2009-03-01en
dc.identifier.issn0961-4524en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09614520802689469en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/131002en
dc.descriptionThis article reports on research into the impacts of micro-finance on gender roles, the extent to which socio-cultural factors influence these changes, and how such changes affect the well-being of rural Bogoso households in the Wassa West District of Ghana. Findings indicated that micro-finance has changed men's and women's control over decisions and resource allocations, which consequently affected financial responsibilities and the education of children, and largely contributed to household well-being. However, the small size of the loans was a limitation. The article concludes that socio-cultural factors may promote or inhibit well-being in rural households, and that micro-finance is not a sufficient tool in itself to promote women's and households' well-being. It is recommended that if rural people's well-being matters, collaborative efforts in the appraisal, monitoring, and evaluation of micro-finance initiatives, with the government providing leadership, are imperative.en
dc.format.extent13en
dc.format.mimetypePDFen
dc.language.isoEnglishen
dc.publisherOxfam GBen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/more-money-new-household-cultural-dynamics-women-in-micro-finance-in-ghana-131002
dc.subjectApproach and methodology
dc.subjectEconomics
dc.subjectGender
dc.titleMore money, new household cultural dynamics: women in micro-finance in Ghanaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.identifier.eissn1364-9213en
dc.identifier.journalDevelopment in Practiceen
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use – can be shared outside Oxfamen
oxfam.subject.countryGhanaen
oxfam.subject.keywordDevelopment methods
oxfam.subject.keywordFinance
oxfam.subject.keywordMicrofinance
prism.number2en
prism.volume19en
dc.year.issuedate2009en
dc.year.issuedate2009en


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