Savings Groups, Shocks and Coping Strategies: The Case of Poor Rural Households in El Salvador.

Jahns, Elke.


  • Abstract: There is still very little evidence to support the common claim that savings groups help members cope with shocks, particularly in areas where traditional and promoted savings groups are rare. This thesis examines the shocks faced by poor rural households in El Salvador, the impacts of those shocks, the coping strategies used, and the role of savings groups, using a combination of in... read more
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