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Mandira Sarma
''Measuring financial inclusion''
( 2015, Vol. 35 No.1 )
Using a distance-based approach, this paper proposes an index of financial inclusion (IFI) – a measure of inclusiveness of a financial system that incorporates information on various dimensions of financial inclusion in a single number lying between 0 and 1. The proposed index is easy to compute and is comparable across economies and over time. It is unit-free, monotonous and homogeneous.
Keywords: Financial inclusion, IFI, multi-dimensional index, Euclidean distance
JEL: C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods: General
Manuscript Received : Oct 20 2014 Manuscript Accepted : Mar 22 2015

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