Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58722
Authors: 
Kandpal, Eeshani
Baylis, Kathy
Arends-Kuenning, Mary P.
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6347
Abstract: 
This paper shows that participation in a community-level female empowerment program in India significantly increases participants' physical mobility, political participation, and access to employment. The program provides support groups, literacy camps, adult education classes, and vocational training. We use truncation-corrected matching and instrumental variables on primary data to disentangle the program's mechanisms, separately considering its effect on women who work, and those who do not work but whose reservation wage is increased by participation. We also find significant spillover effects on non-participants relative to women in untreated districts.
Subjects: 
women's empowerment
community-level interventions
impact evaluation
India
JEL: 
D13
I24
J16
O15
O17
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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