NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Building Social Capital Through MicroFinance

Benjamin Feigenberg, Erica M. Field, Rohini Pande

NBER Working Paper No. 16018
Issued in May 2010

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We thank Emmerich Davies, Sean Lewis Faupel, Sitaram Mukherjee and Anup Roy for superb field work and research assistance, Alexandra Cirone and Gabe Scheffler for editorial assistance and Village Welfare Society and Center for Micro-Finance for hosting this study, Theresa Chen, Annie Duflo, Nachiket Mor and Justin Oliver for enabling this work and ICICI, Exxon Mobil Educating Women and Girls Initiative (administered through WAPP/CID at Harvard) and the Dubai Initiative for financial support. We also thank Attila Ambrus, Abhijit Banerjee, Tim Besley, Amitabh Chandra, Esther Duflo, Raquel Fernandez, Dominic Leggett, Muriel Niederle, Aloysius Sioux, Jesse Shapiro, Anil Somani and numerous seminar participants for helpful comments. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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