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This paper analyses the impact of microfinance programs on income and consumption of households in Bangladesh. Primary data on 439 households across 20 villages in 4 districts were collected using a quasi-experimental survey approach. The sample was designed so that member households of microfinance programs were compared with non-member households of similar characteristics. In our econometric analysis, economic wellbeing is proxied using measures of household income and consumption. Thedoi:10.1353/jda.2016.0111 fatcat:q5ouiswqxvfczl36anjeonxryq