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PN 2003-15: Household Poverty: Addressing the Core of Microfinance

Few studies on microfinance have delved on its development from the household perspective as it relates to poverty alleviation. This Policy Notes focuses on this aspect and comes up with the revealing observation that there is virtually no difference in the extent of poverty between male- and female-headed households. This finding has a strong implication on the current thrust of mainly targeting poverty alleviation programs for female-headed households and should lead planners to explore other indicators that may improve the effectiveness of poverty alleviation programs.

Philippine Institute for Development Studies
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Lamberte, Mario B.; Manlagnit, Ma. Chelo V.; microfinance; poverty alleviation; gender; poverty measures; households; community-oriented financial intermediary (COFI);
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