Microcredit and Health Services Experiment in Bangladesh

Principal Investigator(s):
Stan M. Becker, Johns Hopkins University

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This project is a 4-celled factorial experiment that tests the relative effects of separately and jointly introducing micro-credit and essential health services package interventions on women's empowerment, economic well-being of the family and use of preventive health services in groups of villages within 64 unions (unions are the political unit above a village and composed of 10-20 villages) in central Bangladesh. Baseline and follow-up surveys of samples of 3900 households (over-sampling of poor households) with about the same number of ever-married women are interviewed in the 4 areas and the interventions are carried out in the 2.7 interim years. The follow-up survey is mostly in the same clusters as the baseline so the same women are interviewed, allowing longitudinal analyses. A fraction of the new clusters in each study arm are sampled as well to permit assessment of a potential "testing" effect of the baseline survey.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (5R01HD042542)

NICHD funded the PRIMARY DATA COLLECTION of this project.

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