Impact of Microcredit Loans on Child Outcomes
A Review of the Literature
The subject of this literature review was to evaluate the existing literature regarding these microcredit loans and their potential impacts on children of loan beneficiaries. A total of 754 abstracts were reviewed for inclusion; eventually 53 studies were included in analysis based on established criteria. The results of these studies primarily fell into three categories—education and cognitive development, health and nutrition, and child labor.