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Sowmya Dhanaraj - World Development, 2019

This paper investigates if residing in a joint family affects non-farm employment for married women in rural India. Our estimates based on a longitudinal survey of over 27,000 women conducted in 2005 and 2012, and using the conditional logistic regression and instrumental variable...

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Rina Agarwala - Journal of Development Studies, 2019

Part of Journal Special Issue Legal Empowerment and Group-Based Inequality

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– Poverty, vulnerability, and mobility, 1987–2012
Hai‐Anh H. Dang, Peter Lanjouw - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

We analyse the Indian National Sample Survey data spanning the period 1987/88–2011/12 to uncover patterns of transition into and out of different classes of consumption distribution. At the aggregate level, income growth has accelerated, accompanied by accelerating poverty decline....

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Carolina Castilla - Review of Development Economics, 2018

Part of Journal Special Issue Female Autonomy and Women’s Welfare

Shareen Joshi, Nishtha Kochhar, Vijayendra Rao - Oxford University Press, 2018
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– A chapter in the Asian drama
Kaushik Basu - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper is a short history of the Indian economy since 1968. India today is a changed country from what it was half a century ago, when Myrdal published his Asian Drama. The stranglehold of low growth has been broken, its population below the poverty line has fallen markedly, and India has...

Journal Article This peer-reviewed research is available free of charge. UNU-WIDER believes that research is a global public good and supports Open Access.
Nishant Chadha, Bharti Nandwani - Oxford Development Studies, 2018

We study how ethnic fragmentation in Indian districts influences the distribution of consumption, both overall and between social groups. In the absence of systematic evidence on inequality between social groups (horizontal inequality) during the sample period, we construct estimates of...

– The possibilities and the realities
Olle Östensson, Anton Löf - Oxford University Press, 2018

From the book: Extractive Industries

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Faraz Usmani, Marc Jeuland, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Interventions in remote, rural settings face high transaction costs. We develop a model of household decision-making to evaluate how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) address these implementation-related challenges and influence intervention effectiveness. To test our model’s...

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Thushyanthan Baskaran, Sonia Bhalotra, Brian Min, Yogesh Uppal - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

There has been a phenomenal global increase in the proportion of women in politics in the last 20 years. While there is evidence that raising the share of women politicians has substantive impacts on the composition of government spending, there is scarcely any evidence of how it influences...

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– An RIF decomposition approach
Carlos Gradín - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Despite the relevance of geographical disparities in India, earnings inequality occurs mostly within states, but with a broad range of variability in its levels. We investigate the sources of such variability using RIF decompositions of the inequality gaps between most populous states and India...

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– Evidence from Indian experience
Pinaki Chakraborty, Shatakshi Garg - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines the patterns and trends in inter-state migration across Indian states and observes that migration is affected by demographic profile as well as the fiscal profile of states. Econometric estimation suggests that level of vertical federal transfers and its horizontal...

– Evidence from Delhi University colleges
Smriti Sharma, Saurabh Singhal, Subha Mani, Utteeyo Dasgupta - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

College is an important milestone in life that is believed to develop several aspects of an individual's human capital, broadly defined to include both cognitive and socio-emotional traits. Consequently, there is great emphasis on obtaining admission into a more selective college. This column...

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Sowmya Dhanaraj, Vidya Mahambare - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper investigates if residing in a joint family affects non-farm employment for married women in rural India. Our estimates based on a longitudinal survey of over 27000 women conducted in 2005 and 2012, and using the conditional logistic regression and instrumental variable approach suggest...

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Nishant Chadha, Bharti Nandwani - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

In this paper, we study the impact of ethnic fragmentation on the provision of private and public schools, separately. The distinction is made because the two types of schools have different objective functions, a factor which can influence the relationship between ethnic fragmentation and public...

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Alok Kumar - UNU-WIDER, 2017 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper analyses the pattern and determinants of income risk and expectation in rural India. It uses unique primary survey data eliciting subjective income distribution from households in twelve villages in Bihar. It finds that expected future income is significantly and positively associated...

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