Access to credit and self-employment

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2006
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Ökten, Çağla
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Bilkent University
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This thesis analyzes the impact of access to credit on self-employment. It examines the influence of knowing a place to borrow on the likelihood of owning a business. The analyses are made on farm and non-farm businesses separately. The impacts of different borrowing sources are also discussed. In addition, all these analyses are differentiated between male and female self-employment. It is found that access to credit is a significant determinant of self-employment, but its impacts vary for different sources of borrowing, the sector of self-employment and the gender of the people.

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Borrowing, Credit, Self-employment
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