Paper: Gender and Willingness to Pay for Insured Loans: Empirical Evidence from Ghana

This study from Ghana investigates the willingness to pay (WTP) for index-based drought insurance coupled with agricultural loans by product design and gender, using a contingent valuation method. The empirical estimations reveal several important findings. First, females have lower mean WTP than male farmers for each product design. Second, females do not express preference differences between insured loan product designs while males do. In fact, males prefer insured loans that make payouts directly to them and prefer insured loans without design risk.

Read the full paper in the Journal of Development Studies