Political Reservations and Women's Entrepreneurship in India

  title={Political Reservations and Women's Entrepreneurship in India},
  author={Ejaz Ghani and William R. Kerr and Stephen D. O'Connell},
We quantify the link between the timing of state-level implementations of political reservations for women in India with the role of women in India’s manufacturing sector. While overall employment of women in manufacturing does not increase after the reforms, we find significant evidence that more women-owned establishments were created in the unorganized/informal sector. These new establishments were concentrated in industries where women entrepreneurs have been traditionally active and the… CONTINUE READING

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