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An Account of One ’ s Own : Can Targeting Benefits Payments Address Social Constraints to Female Labor Force Participation ? ∗

@inproceedings{Field2016AnAO,
  title={An Account of One ’ s Own : Can Targeting Benefits Payments Address Social Constraints to Female Labor Force Participation ? ∗},
  author={Erica Field and Natalia Rigol and Simone G. Schaner},
  year={2016}
}
Although emerging economies have enjoyed robust growth in recent years, in many cases female labor force participation has remained low, or even fallen. India, where women often face highly restrictive gender norms regarding work and mobility, is a particularly stark negative outlier. In collaboration with the state government of Madhya Pradesh, we experimentally varied whether women’s wages from India’s public workfare program were deposited into female-owned bank accounts versus an account… Expand
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