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Small individual loans and mental health: a randomized controlled trial among South African adults

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, December 2008
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (90th percentile)

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twitter
1 tweeter

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Title
Small individual loans and mental health: a randomized controlled trial among South African adults
Published in
BMC Public Health, December 2008
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-8-409
Pubmed ID
Authors

Lia CH Fernald, Rita Hamad, Dean Karlan, Emily J Ozer, Jonathan Zinman

Abstract

In the developing world, access to small, individual loans has been variously hailed as a poverty-alleviation tool - in the context of "microcredit" - but has also been criticized as "usury" and harmful to vulnerable borrowers. Prior studies have assessed effects of access to credit on traditional economic outcomes for poor borrowers, but effects on mental health have been largely ignored.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Unknown 166 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 32 19%
Student > Master 31 18%
Researcher 30 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 6%
Professor 9 5%
Other 36 21%
Unknown 21 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 32 19%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 29 17%
Psychology 27 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 24 14%
Business, Management and Accounting 8 5%
Other 19 11%
Unknown 31 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 March 2019.
All research outputs
#1,188,399
of 14,501,785 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#1,352
of 9,959 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13,747
of 152,144 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
of 4 outputs
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