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Wal‐Mart and County‐Wide Poverty*
This study seeks to identify the independent effect of Wal-Mart stores on changes in U.S. family-poverty rates at the county level. We draw on the contributions of a number of disciplines to enhance… Expand
Property rights and the gender distribution of wealth in Ecuador, Ghana and India
Women’s ability to accumulate wealth is often attributed to whether they have property rights; i.e., a legal personality to own and manage property. In this paper we argue that basic property rights… Expand
Moving from the Household to the Individual: Multidimensional Poverty Analysis
Due to data limitations, current multidimensional measures of poverty use household rather than the individual as the unit of analysis. Household measures are unable to capture intrahousehold… Expand
Impact of Access to Credit on Labor Allocation Patterns in Malawi
Summary This paper uses data from the Malawi Financial Markets and Household Food Security survey to examine the impact of gendered access to credit on labor allocation patterns within the household.… Expand
Economic growth and female labour force participation in India
India has experienced rapid economic growth, structural shifts in the economy, increase in educational attainment levels, and rapid urbanization in the last twenty five years. In the same period… Expand
Mending the Gap Between Law and Practice, Organizational Approaches for Women's Property Rights
to women’s property rights has resulted in increasingly progressive statutory laws that promote and protect these rights. But too often, the gap between statutory law and actual practice looms large.… Expand
Slums and malnourishment: evidence from women in India.
OBJECTIVES We examined the association between slum residence and nutritional status in women in India by using competing classifications of slum type. METHODS We used nationally representative… Expand
The social marketing of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) in Kenya.
The goal of social marketing is to promote healthy behavior among low-income and underserved people in order to increase their standard of living and quality of life. Social marketing utilizes a… Expand
The Gender Asset and Wealth Gaps
Studies of gender inequality have usually focused on income, employment and education. This study, drawing on individual-level asset data for Ecuador, Ghana, and Karnataka, India, analyses the… Expand