The Welfare Impact of Household Loans: An Analysis for Ghana

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dc.contributor.author Arthur, G.A.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-19T17:06:53Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-19T17:06:53Z
dc.date.issued 2018-07
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/32251
dc.description MPhil. en_US
dc.description.abstract In recent times, household loans, which is a tool for development for most households have gained much importance especially in developing countries. This can be attributed to the fact that they are likely to have a significant impact on the welfare of the households. This study provides evidence on the impact of household loans on the welfare of households in Ghana. The study also examines the factors that influence the probability that households will have access to loans. Data for the empirical analysis are obtained from the sixth round of the Ghana Living Standards Survey (GLSS6) conducted in 2012/2013 by the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS). The study employs the Heckman probit, a probit model with sample selection, to determine the factors that influence the probability that households will be granted loans. The analysis reveals that 90.6% of the total household heads who applied for loans were granted and determinants such as marital status (previously in a union) and educational level (tertiary level) of the household head influence the probability that loans will be granted to households. The propensity score matching (PSM) technique is used to analyze the impact of household loans on household welfare. The analysis shows that household loans have a positive and significant impact on household welfare. We therefore recommend that attention should be paid to factors that influence households’ access to loan in Ghana. Keywords: Household loans, household welfare, Ghana. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Ghana en_US
dc.subject Household Loans en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.title The Welfare Impact of Household Loans: An Analysis for Ghana en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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