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Hema Swaminathan is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Public Policy of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Her recent research focusses on inequality in income and wealth distributions between women and men, and female labour participation in India. She is currently working on survey methodology to collect improved data on several domains: individual-level data on asset ownership and wealth, decision-making by women, and women’s engagement with the labour market. She was Principal Investigator on the Gender Asset Gap project, a comparative study of Ecuador, Ghana, and India (Karnataka). The project demonstrated the feasibility of collecting individual-level data on assets and wealth, and has generated the first-ever estimates of gender asset and wealth gaps.
Posts by Hema Swaminathan
Amendments to succession laws have sought to address gender-based discrimination in property inheritance in India. Analysing Demographic and Health Survey data, collected in about 40 countries since 2...