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dc.contributor.authorSalia, Samuelen
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Javeden
dc.contributor.authorTingbani, Ishmaelen
dc.contributor.authorKolade, Oluwaseunen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-31T16:00:23Z
dc.date.available2018-01-31T16:00:23Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationSalia, S. et al. (2018) Is women empowerment a zero sum game? Unintended consequences of microfinance for women’s empowerment in Ghana. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, 24(1), pp.273-289.en
dc.identifier.issn1355-2554
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/15131
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Against the background of growing concerns that development interventions can sometimes be a zero sum game, the purpose of this paper is to examine the unintended consequences of microfinance for women empowerment in Ghana. Design/methodology/approach: The study employs a participatory mixed-method approach including household questionnaire surveys, focus group discussions and key informant interviews to investigate the dynamics of microfinance effects on women in communities of different vulnerability status in Ghana. Findings: The results of hierarchical regression, triadic closure and thematic analyses demonstrate that the economic benefits of microfinance for women is also directly associated with conflicts amongst spouses, girl child labour, polygyny and the neglect of perceived female domestic responsibilities due to women’s devotion to their enterprises. Originality/value: In the light of limited empirical evidence on potentially negative impacts of women empowerment interventions in Africa, this paper fills a critical gap in knowledge that will enable NGOs, policy makers and other stakeholders to design and implement more effective interventions that mitigate undesirable consequences.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmerald Publishing Limiteden
dc.subjectMicrofinanceen
dc.subjectGhanaen
dc.subjectUnintended consequencesen
dc.subjectWomen empowermenten
dc.titleIs women empowerment a zero sum game? Unintended consequences of microfinance for women’s empowerment in Ghanaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-04-2017-0114
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderN/Aen
dc.projectidN/Aen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2017-08-23en
dc.researchinstituteInstitute for Applied Economics and Social Value (IAESV)en
dc.researchinstituteCentre for Enterprise and Innovation (CEI)en
dc.exception.ref2021codes254aen


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