College

College of Business Administration (CBA)

Date of Last Revision

2020-05-13 12:52:14

Major

Finance - Corporate Financial Management

Honors Course

6100:497

Number of Credits

3

Degree Name

Bachelor of Business Administration

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020

Abstract

While many studies of financial inclusion have been undertaken, very few discuss the inclusion of women. Financial inclusion plays a large role in unlocking resources for the disadvantaged, resulting in higher economic growth and development. The economic opportunity allows individuals and businesses to have a greater contribution to society as a whole, enhancing all aspects of the economy. This paper furthers the conversation of women’s access to financial institution accounts across cultures and what underlying factors play a key role. The results indicate that the female demographic has fewer financial institution accounts in comparison to men when: (i) a country’s governance is lower, (ii) national wealth is lower, (iii) their country does not practice common law, (iv) and cultural values such as long-term orientation and masculinity are considered.

Research Sponsor

John Goodell

First Reader

Bhanu Balasubramnian

Second Reader

Walker Todd

Honors Faculty Advisor

Carrie Tuesday

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