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क्या ग्रामीण महिलाओं द्वारा फोन का उपयोग किये जाने से उनके प्रति लैंगिक मानदंडों में उदारता आती है?

भारत में मोबाइल नेटवर्क की बेहतर कनेक्टिविटी के बावजूद, महिलाओं की प्रौद्योगिकी तक पहुंच और उनके द्वारा इसके उपयोग के संबंध में लैंगिक पूर्वाग्रह अभी तक बने हुए हैं। इस लेख में, एक अध्ययन से प्राप्त प...

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Does access liberalise gender norms around phone use for rural women?

Despite improved connectivity, deep-rooted gender norms continue to shape access to and use of mobile technologies by women in India. This note discusses preliminary findings from a study, which sugge...

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Empowering women through direct digital wage payments

India’s rate of female labour force participation dropped from 37% in 1990 to 28% in 2015. Can greater control over earned income incentivise women to work and influence gender norms? This article d...

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What happens when investments targeting women’s microbusinesses go to men?

Several studies find that male-operated – but not female-operated – microenterprises benefit from access to grants or loans. Applying the lens of household-level rather than individual-level inves...

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Long Run-Effects of Repayment Flexibility in Microfinance: Evidence from India

Financiers across the world structure debt contracts to limit the risk of entrepreneurial lending. But debt structures that reduce risk may inhibit enterprise growth, especially among the poor.

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