Gender Bias and Digital Financial Services in South Asia: Obstacles and Opportunities on the Road to Equal Access

Rashmi U. Arora
Bradford University, UK


Product Details
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9781838678586
Published:
13 Mar 2020
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
134 pages - 129 x 198mm
Series:
Emerald Points
Several studies have shown that financial inclusion impacts poverty and income inequality and higher levels of financial inclusion lead to lower poverty and income inequality and promotes inclusive economic growth.

 However, the gender gap in access and usage of financial services remains pervasive across all the countries in South Asia. Patriarchal societies, low involvement of women in decision making, low empowerment of women, no voice in the family matters are some of the factors influencing women’s financial access in the region. Although literature has developed on access to financial services in general, there is not much academic work available on access to digital financial services for women. 

Gender Bias and Digital Financial Services in South Asia: Obstacles and Opportunities on the Road to Equal Access examines access to financial services to women in general in South Asia and specifically their access to digital financial services.
Chapter 1. Introduction 
Chapter 2. Financial Services to all 
Chapter 3. Financial Services to Women 
Chapter 4. Digital Financial Services to Women: Access and Constraints 
Chapter 5. Conclusion
Dr Rashmi U. Arora is a Senior Lecturer in Development Economics at University of Bradford, United Kingdom. She was a Research Fellow in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia. She was also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies, University of Wollongong, Australia. Earlier Rashmi was an Assistant Adviser in Department of Economic Analysis and Policy, Reserve Bank of India.

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