Problem

Discrimination against women in banking

Other Names:
Lack of credit facilities for women
Refusal of loans to women
Active prejudice by lending institutions towards women
Prejudicial treatment of female borrowers
Claim:
For centuries, one of the ways in which women have been subjugated is by limiting their ability to acquire, control and accumulate money.
Counter Claim:
Women in the Third World are far more creditworthy than men. They use resources better, they are better managers. You see a 3-year old girl, and she is looking after a younger child while the 5-year-old brother is playing outside. She is managing from an early age.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
23.02.1997 – 00:00 CET