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Past Issue • Apr-Jun 2015

Overcoming barriers to Women’s Leadership at the Village Level

Tarun Jain, Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Indian School of Business; Lata Gangadharan, Professor of Economics at Monash University in Australia; Pushkar Maitra, Professor in the Department of Economics at Monash University in Australia and Joseph Vecci, a PhD student in the Department of Economics, Monash University in Australia based on their field experiment conclude that greater deception by women tend to reinforce gender-based discrimination and threaten their ability to govern. Women play an important role in generating sustainable economic development, but their representation in political leadership is limited. This is particularly true in most emerging economies, including India.

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