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Financial Inclusion: Trends and Determinants

Sha'Ban, Mais and Girardone, Claudia and Sarkisyan, Anna (2019) 'Financial Inclusion: Trends and Determinants.' In: Gualandri, Elisabetta and Venturelli, Valeria and Scilp, Alex, (eds.) Frontier Topics in Banking: Investigating New Trends and Recent Developments in the Financial Industry. Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Banking and Financial Institutions . Palgrave Macmillan, 119 - 136. ISBN 978-3-030-16295-5

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Abstract

This chapter provides a background on financial inclusion and examines the progress and trends across different indicators of financial inclusion and different macro and income regions. The data show positive growth in different indicators of financial inclusion over recent years; however, the variation across regions and the gap between genders are still considerable. The chapter also reviews factors that could explain variations in financial inclusion across countries and reports key correlations between financial inclusion indicators and selected country characteristics. We find differences in the associations with country characteristics when comparing traditional banking services and mobile money services.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Essex Finance Centre
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2020 10:49
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2020 10:49
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/26882

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