25. april 2014

Henrik Hansen og John Rand får publiceret forskningsartikel i Economics Letters

Henrik Hansen and John Rand (2014), Estimates of gender differences in firm’s access to credit in Sub-Saharan Africa, Economics Letters, 123(3), 374-377. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2014.04.001.

Based on firm level data from 16 Sub-Saharan African countries we show how three different measures of credit constraints lead to three different estimates of gender differences in manufacturing firms’ credit situation. Using a perception based credit constraint measure female owned firms appear relatively more constrained than male owned firms. Using formal financial access data we find no gender effect. Finally, using direct information on credit constraints, male owned small firms appear disadvantaged. Furthermore we show a strong size gradient in the gender gap for the two measures for which we find significant gender differences.

JEL classification: G21; J16; L25; O1
Keywords: Credit; Gender; Firms; Measurement; Sub-Saharan Africa