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Researchers from University of London Describe Findings in Social Science

May 23, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Science have been published. According to news reporting originating from London, United Kingdom, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "This article explores an unexpected and overlooked consequence of the expansion of microcredit: how it interacts with migration patterns."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of London, "Drawing on qualitative research in northwest Cambodia, this study explores the uses, meanings and implications of `migra-loans'-microcredit loans that are used in tandem with household strategies of international migration. Using microcredit in combinationwith migration allows households to immediately meet consumption goals and utilize the credit being actively promoted bymicrofinance institutions, while also retreating from insecure and less profitable local livelihood strategies."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "These strategies problematize expectations about the developmental potential of microcredit, and highlight the importance of local context in framing rural livelihood choices."

For more information on this research see: Borrowing Across Borders: Migration and Microcredit in Rural Cambodia. Development and Change, 2014;45(2):284-307. Development and Change can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Development and Change - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1467-7660)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Bylander, University of London, Sch Oriental & African Studies, Dept. of Dev Studies, London WC1E 7HU, United Kingdom (see also Science).

Keywords for this news article include: London, Europe, Science, United Kingdom

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