Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/123796
Authors: 
Swain, Ranjula Bali
Wallentin, Fan Yang
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Uppsala University 2014:7
Abstract: 
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. We do not however find any differential causal impact of different delivery methods (linkage models).
Subjects: 
microfinance
women empowerment
structural equation model
self-help groups
JEL: 
G21
J16
C31
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
390.22 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.