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South Asia Gender Innovation Lab

Research

Papers and Reports
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Voices to Choices: Bangladesh’s Journey in Women’s Economic Empowerment

Focusing on the decade since the release of Whispers to Voices: Gender and Social Transformation in Bangladesh (World Bank 2008)— this study presents a comprehensive analysis of how women’s lives have changed in different domains of economic empowerment.

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Reflections of Employers' Gender Preferences in Job Ads in India : An Analysis of Online Job Portal Data

Using online job portal data and probabilistic regression estimations, the paper investigates the explicit gender bias and salary gap in the Indian job market, reflected in more than 800,000 job recruitment advertisements. 

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Getting to Work: Unlocking Women's Potential in Sri Lanka's Labor Force

Comparing women’s experience of the labor market between the years leading up to the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war (2006–09) and the years following the civil war (2010–15), this study unpacks the puzzle of women’s poor labor market outcomes in Sri Lanka.

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List Randomization to Measure the Prevalence of Gender-Based Violence in Kerala (India)

Using the innovative list randomization technique, this study aims to provide a more accurate estimate of the prevalence of domestic violence faced by women in Kerala.

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Precarious Drop: Reassessing Patterns of Female Labor Force Participation in India

This analysis of National Sample Survey Organization and Census data from India helps explain the decline in female labor force participation rates in India and provides policy directions on what can be done to reverse this negative trend.

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For the Sake of Family and Tradition: Honor Killings in India and Pakistan

The authors unravel this understudied and under-reported form of violence against women and girls with a content analysis of media literature. Findings discuss risks, protective factors, and what can be done to address such types of violence.

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Effects of Household Income and Social Norms on Female Labor Force Participation in India

This paper models income, consumption, and household effects to examine an unexplored dimension of women’s decisions to drop out of or abstain from labor force in India.

 

 

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