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Graduate Student Research Funding | 2019 - 2020 Academic Year

Social Signaling of Male Pride in Husband-Wife Pairs and Women's Employment in Digital Jobs from Home

The research aims to test how social signaling of male pride between husband-wife pairs could increase women's labor force participation in India through provision of digital jobs from home. The study conducts a randomized control trial to show if women labor force participation rates differ based on payment method that varies male pride and whether the information is kept private or made public. If male social pride is a major deterrent for women’s work, then providing more home-based jobs for women could increase their employment rates. It can increase women’s societal status if they earn more from home while maintaining their household responsibilities and improve the household standard of living.

Suhani Jalota, School of Medicine

Suhani Jalota is the founder and CEO of Myna Mahila Foundation, a women’s health organization in India. She is currently a Knight Hennessy Scholar pursuing her MBA and PhD in health policy and economics at Stanford University. For the last eight years, she has been working in urban slum areas and rural communities in the Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, and India. Jalota holds a BS in economics and global health from Duke University. She is a Forbes Asia 30 under 30 recipient 2018, Young Achievers Mother Teresa Memorial Awardee 2018, and Queen’s Young Leader 2017.

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