Microfinance and Inequality: Case of Indonesia

Leo Indra Wardhana, Fani Pramuditya, Elton Buyung Satriyanto

Abstract


This study investigates the role of microfinance from small-sized banks, usually with a limited geographical area of operation, in Indonesia, namely Bank Perkreditan Rakyat (BPR) on the income inequality. Using a province level panel data of 2012-2018 the results show that loans from such a bank are associated with income inequality reduction, supporting the arguments that microfinance contributes to income inequality reduction. This study has an important policy implication regarding the existence of BPR in Indonesia.


Keywords


microfinance, BPR, income inequality, Indonesia, small-sized banks

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.29259/sijdeb.v4i3.211-228

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