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Empowering Women: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan


Andrew Beath


World Bank - East Asia and Pacific Region

Fotini Christia


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science

Ruben Enikolopov


Institute of Political Economy and Governance; ICREA; Universitat Pompeu Fabra; New Economic School; Barcelona GSE

November 1, 2012

World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6269

Abstract:     
In societies with widespread gender discrimination, development programs that encourage female participation in local governance can potentially redress gender imbalances in economic, political, and social outcomes. Using a randomized field experiment encompassing 500 Afghan villages, this study finds that a development program which incorporates mandated female participation increases female mobility and involvement in income generation, but does not change female roles in family decision-making or attitudes toward the general role of women in society.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 41

Keywords: Gender and Law, Gender and Health, Housing & Human Habitats, Anthropology, Gender and Development


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Date posted: November 21, 2012  

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Beath, Andrew and Christia, Fotini and Enikolopov, Ruben, Empowering Women: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan (November 1, 2012). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 6269. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2178915

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Andrew Beath (Contact Author)
World Bank - East Asia and Pacific Region ( email )
Washington, DC 20433
United States
Fotini Christia
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Political Science ( email )
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
United States
Ruben Enikolopov
Institute of Political Economy and Governance ( email )
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
Barcelona, 08005
Spain
ICREA ( email )
Passeig Lluís Companys, 23
Barcelona, 08010
Spain
Universitat Pompeu Fabra ( email )
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
Barcelona, E-08005
Spain
New Economic School ( email )
47 Nakhimovsky Prospekt
Moscow, 117418
Russia
Barcelona GSE ( email )
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
Barcelona, Barcelona 08005
Spain
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