Women's Aspirations for the Future, and Their Financial, Social and Educational Investments
IFPRI Discussion Paper 1752
73 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2018
Date Written: August 20, 2018
We examine the correlates of aspirations of rural women around income, asset ownership, social status and the education of their children, using primary data from India. We then investigate how the gaps between current and aspired-to status are associated with individual investments in financial, social status-related, and educational dimensions.
Keywords: INDIA, SOUTH ASIA, ASIA, aspirations, poverty, investment, women, rural population, income, assets, social status, education, reference groups
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