AgEcon Search: Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics collects
AgEcon Search: Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics collects, indexes, and electronically distributes full text copies of scholarly research in the broadly defined field of agricultural economics including sub disciplines such as agribusiness, food supply, natural resource economics, environmental economics, policy issues, agricultural trade, and economic development.
The majority of items in AgEcon Search are working papers, conference papers, and journal articles, although other types such as books chapters and government documents are included. AgEcon Search will serve as the permanent archive for this literature and encourages authors and organizations to use this electronic library as the storehouse for additional appropriate scholarly electronic works.
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An Analysis of Repayment Among Clients of the Microfinance Institution Esperanza International, Dominican Republic - Salazar, Gabriela L.
This research considers default among borrowers of Esperanza International, a microfinance institution in the Dominican Republic. Though Esperanza holds high repayment rates, it is of value to examine the 3 to 5 percent of clients that have not had success with the program. If success is defined as repayment and can be correlated with socio‐economic characteristics, it may point towards the development of remedial programs and/or interventions. In coordination with organizational interests, this study examines 15,104 loans divided amongst 8,991 borrowers between April 2005 and October 2007. Default for each loan (defined as the failure to repay any quota for...
(25) - 08-sep-2011
Global Adoption of Convenience Foods - Sheely, Megan
Trends in the types of foods Americans purchase are evident just by looking around the
grocery store. Foods stuffs requiring extensive preparation are being replaced by convenience
products that require little time, energy, or preparation. Food companies constantly invest in
research and development of new convenience foods to make daily life easier for consumers.
The objective of this study is to determine whether the demand for convenience foods is
growing around the globe, and if so, to identify the various drivers responsible for the increase
in demand. Secondary data were collected for 67 different countries on the quantity and value
for four different food types of convenience...
(14) - 26-ago-2011