Women's Aspirations for the Future, and Their Financial, Social and Educational Investments

IFPRI Discussion Paper 1752

73 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2018

See all articles by Kalyani Raghunathan

Kalyani Raghunathan

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Agnes R. Quisumbing

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Neha Kumar

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Kenda Cunningham

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Date Written: August 20, 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Raghunathan, Kalyani and Quisumbing, Agnes R. and Kumar, Neha and Cunningham, Kenda, Women's Aspirations for the Future, and Their Financial, Social and Educational Investments (August 20, 2018). IFPRI Discussion Paper 1752. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3239560

Kalyani Raghunathan (Contact Author)

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Agnes R. Quisumbing

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Neha Kumar

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) ( email )

1201 Eye St, NW,
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Kenda Cunningham

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine ( email )

London, WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
3
Abstract Views
61
PlumX Metrics