Institute for Social and Economic Change
Working Paper: 315
Is Access to Loan Adequate for Financing Capital
Expenditure? A Household-level Analysis on Some
Selected States of India
This paper attempts to identify the factors that determine access to credit for financing capital expenditures across selected developed, less developed and middle performing states in India. Using a double hurdle model, it shows that access to credit is generally governed by supply side constraints and that household demand is interest rate inelastic. It further shows that educational status of the household plays an important role in gaining access to credit and therefore, improving education could be considered as one of the policy prescriptions by which access to credit can be improved.