Social Networks and Financial Exclusion in Australia: Experiences with Microfinance and Life Outside the Mainstream
Financial exclusion has become increasingly prevalent in Australia. While solutions to this challenging social policy problem have, thus far, tended to focus on addressing financial market failures, this thesis looks instead at the role social relations can play in assisting individuals overcome financial exclusion. The discussion is framed by an extensive body of literature pointing to the valuable instrumental benefits that can flow from social capital and...[Show more]
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