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Women's empowerment and changing social norms: Persistent effects of a one-time targeted in-kind transfer in India

  • Blog Post Date 27 January, 2017
  • IGC Research on India
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Shabana Mitra

Indian Insitute of Management Bangalore

The project explored how a targeted social reform - the “Cycle program” in Bihar - affected the aspirations and behaviour of young women. The Cycle program was successful in increasing enrolment in secondary school. The basic idea was to study the programme development at the ground level by focusing on the simultaneous determination of individual aspirations, outcomes, and opportunities.

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