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Building Financial Resilience

Do Credit and Finance Schemes Serve or Impoverish Vulnerable People?

Authors: Buckland, Jerry

  • Examines a wide selection of credit and finance schemes affecting vulnerable people around the world, encompassing the global North and global South
  • Draws on a novel combination of a new theory of financialization with well-accepted theories of human development
  • Presents a pragmatic analysis and a balanced critique of finance and credit products drawing on recent literature and providing case studies of payday lending and mobile banking
  • Features a foreword by Elaine Kempson 
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About this book

This book examines how credit and finance schemes affect the financial lives of vulnerable people around the world. These schemes include payday lending, matched savings, and financial literacy in the Global North, and micro-credit and mobile banking in the Global South. Buckland sets these schemes within the context of financialization and seeks to identify strengths, weaknesses, and ways to enhance the well-being of vulnerable people. This book’s coverage of a wide range of financial products and geographic regions makes for a unique and innovative perspective on this topic. It presents a balanced critique of credit and finance schemes under the assumption that reform is the most practical means to improve human well-being.

About the authors

Jerry Buckland is Professor of International Development Studies at Menno Simons College, Canadian Mennonite University, Canada. His research and teaching areas include financial inclusion and empowerment, research and evaluation methods, community-based development, and rural and Indigenous Peoples’ development.

 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Buckland, Jerry

    Pages 1-10

  • Financial Inclusion and Building Financial Resilience

    Buckland, Jerry

    Pages 11-46

  • New Areas of Commercial Banking Directed at Vulnerable People: Payday Lending and Mobile Banking

    Buckland, Jerry

    Pages 47-108

  • Financialization and Consumer Behavior

    Buckland, Jerry

    Pages 109-147

  • Credit, Cash, Savings, and Financial Literacy Delivered Through Civil Society

    Buckland, Jerry

    Pages 149-188

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72419-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72418-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building Financial Resilience
Book Subtitle
Do Credit and Finance Schemes Serve or Impoverish Vulnerable People?
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72419-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72419-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72418-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 270
Number of Illustrations
5 illustrations in colour
Topics