Overindebtedness in the Bolivian Microfinance Sector, 1997-2001 (Sobreendeudamiento en Las Microfinanzas Bolivianas, 1997-2001)

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Adrian Gonzalez

World Bank Group

Claudio Gonzalez-Vega

Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics

Date Written: September 2003

Abstract

This paper discuss the main results from a household survey of Bolivian microfinance clients, their experience with microfinance institutions and their strategies for copping with shocks, in the overindebtedness episode experienced by the Bolivian Financial System in the 1997-2001 period.

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Keywords: Microfinance, income smoothing, bolivia, systemic shocks

JEL Classification: Microfinance, income smoothing, bolivia, systemic shocks

Suggested Citation

Gonzalez, Adrian and Gonzalez-Vega, Claudio, Overindebtedness in the Bolivian Microfinance Sector, 1997-2001 (Sobreendeudamiento en Las Microfinanzas Bolivianas, 1997-2001) (September 2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1413005 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1413005

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