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J16 - Economics of Gender • Non-labor Discrimination

Economics of Gender • Non-labor Discrimination

JEL Code: 
J16

The Impact of Microfinance on Factors Empowering Women: Regional and Delivery Mechanisms in India's SHG Programme

We examine how the impact on women empowerment varies with respect to the location and type of group linkage of the respondent. Using household survey data from five states in India, we correct for selection bias to estimate a structural equation model. Our results reveal that in the southern states of India empowerment of women takes place through economic factors. For the other states, we find a significant correlation between women empowerment and autonomy in women’s decision-making and network, communication and political participation respectively.

Gender in Times of Global Governance: Glocalizing International Norms Around Money and Power, Violence and Sex in Peru

Internationally defined gender rights are glocalized in Peru by both state and non-state actors, especially international non-governmental organizations and trade unions. Looking at four different dimensions of gender disparities shows that the more institutionalized a women’s issue is internationally, the more isomorphic it is nationally. The clear codification on the international level leads to the adoption of an identical provision on the national level without the modification of either the text or the spirit of the agreement.

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