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Working PaperEnhancing the livelihoods of marginalized indigenous women through customary forests in Bali, Indonesia
This study examines how, why, and under what conditions marginalized women of customary communities can contribute and gain access to the benefits of the social forestry programme...Women Forests and forestry Culture
Working PaperCivil wars and stumbling of patriarchal societies: The reconstruction of gender relations in post-conflict Liberia
This research project traces how women’s participation in the Liberian civil wars, as combatants and peace agents, reconstructs gender relations in the post-civil war context...Liberia Civil conflict Women
BlogA fiercely contested omission — or why we need to keep talking about unpaid care
In the late 1950s, the United Nations System of National Accounts was set up to promote the collection of internationally comparable data on productive activity in different countries...Unpaid labour Gender equality Gender inequality
Working PaperImpact of female peer composition on gender norm perceptions and skills formation in secondary school
This paper examines peer effects on students’ gender norm perceptions and skills formation...Peer effect Gender norms Gender inequality
Working PaperMotherhood and flexible jobs: Evidence from Latin American countries
We study the causal effect of motherhood on labour market outcomes in Latin America by adopting an event study approach around the birth of the first child based on panel data from national household surveys for Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay...child penalty event study female labour supply
Working PaperAccess to microfinance and female labour force participation
Although microfinance started as a movement to improve women’s economic well-being through increased female entrepreneurship in particular, its impact on women’s attitudes toward and participation in the labour market is not fully underst...Microfinance female entrepreneurship Wellbeing
Working PaperMarriage, work, and migration: The role of infrastructure development and gender norms
Traditional gender norms can restrict independent migration by women, preventing them from taking advantage of economic opportunities in urban non-agricultural industries...Migration Marriage markets Female labour force participation
Plenary sessionDismantling barriers to women's employment in developing countries
Watch the live stream recording This talk will discuss barriers to women’s participation in the labor force in low-income countries. First, services that free up women’s time to work outside the home, including child care services, are...Women's economic empowerment Women's work Gender norms
Journal ArticlePolitical role models and child marriage in India
Part of Journal Special Issue Female Autonomy and Women’s WelfareGender quotas Age at marriage Gender norms
Journal ArticleImpact of soil conservation adoption on intra‐household allocations in Zambia
Part of Journal Special Issue Female Autonomy and Women’s WelfareAgricultural technology Gender norms Zambia
Working PaperPolitical role models, child marriage, and women’s autonomy over marriage in India
Drawing data from the India Human Development Survey 2011 and the year of the first election with reserved seats for women pradhans, I estimate the effect of the Panchayati Raj institutions on age and autonomy over marriage...Gender quotas Age at marriage Gender norms
Working PaperImpact of soil conservation adoption on intrahousehold allocations in Zambia
In this paper, we examine the impact of soil conservation adoption on gender-specific resource allocations within households in Zambia...Agricultural technology Gender norms Zambia