Expanding Employment for India's Rural Women

Citation:

Cole, Kym, and Jennifer Liebschutz. “Expanding Employment for India's Rural Women”. 2016: n. pag. Print. Copy at http://www.tinyurl.com/k5zybh7
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Expanding Employment for India's Rural Women

Thesis Type:

PAE

Abstract:

Rural India has limited employment opportunities beyond seasonal subsistence agriculture. Women face additional challenges to securing sustained employment due to the cultural barriers and household responsibilities that they bear. Kym and Jennifer worked with Evidence for Policy Design and The Indian Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) to assess current government programming and to analyze employment alternatives. They recommend that the Ministry support rural women through evidence-based entrepreneurship programs and independent contracting opportunities. They use the lens of strategic macroeconomic interventions to ensure that any intervention supports long-term economic growth in the region.

Last updated on 05/11/2016