The study investigates specific cases in Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Indonesia to represent gender differences in firms across developing countries.
Surveys of non-farm enterprises in rural areas that are representative of rural areas. Information collected on women-run firms & characteristics of households. Estimated participation regressions as well as production functions to compare productivity of male and female owned firms, then calculated the impact of the variables measured (capital, work type, etc) on these differences.
However, this was an observational study, and did not test strategies to target
Ben Levett prepared this research following an interview with Bob Rijkers.