Public lecture

The impact of financial inclusion and financial resilience on household poverty during periods of...

  • 16 November 2023
  • 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
  • Hybrid - International House & Zoom Webinar

IAS Visiting Fellow Dr Godfrey Ndlovu delivers a seminar on their research, fully titled "The impact of financial inclusion and financial resilience on household poverty during periods of financial adversity: evidence from the COVID-19 crisis in South Africa" - 

Financial inclusion has been criticised for its inability to provide insight on how households’ ability to function effectively in face of adverse financial circumstances. Using the Covid-19 period as natural experiment, we apply the triple difference-in-difference propensity score matching estimator to examine the effect of a financial shock, on household welfare. We seek to evaluates the extent to which financial inclusion affect household wealth and the ability to rebound in the wake of a financial crisis using FinScope household survey data for South Africa household collected before and after the covid pandemic. We use a comprehensive measure of financial resilience and household well-being index and evaluate the gender-differential effect of financial inclusion and resilience on household poverty. The findings suggests that the effect of financial inclusion and resilience on household wealth varies with gender and they both change significantly following the covid pandemic.

Arrivals from 11:45 am for a 12:00 noon start. For those joining in-person, lunch will be served from 1:00pm.

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