Gender

"Women's Village Organization, Muzzafarpur, Bihar" - copyright V. Rao.
Group of women, Bidar district, Karnataka

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  1. Deliberative Inequality:  A Text-As-Data Study of India’s Village Assemblies (with Ramya Parthasarathy and Nethra Palaniswamy), June 2017
  2. Unheard Voices: The Challenge of Inducing Women’s Civic Speech (with Ramya Parthasarathy and Nethra Palaniswamy), June 2017
  3. Are Caste Categories Misleading? The Relationship between Gender and Jati in Three Indian States (with Shareen Joshi and Nishtha Kochhar), June 2017
  4. On the Frontlines of Scaling-Up: A Qualitative Analysis of Implementation Challenges in Rural India (with Shruti Majumdar and Paromita Sanyal), April 2017
  5. Relief from Usury: Impact of a Community-Based Microcredit Program in Rural India (with V. Hoffmann, V. Surendra, and U. Datta), April 2017
  6. Oral Democracy and Women’s Oratory Competency in Indian Village Assemblies: A Qualitative Analysis (with Paromita Sanyal and Umang Prabhakar), October 2015
  7. Recasting Culture to Undo Gender: A Sociological Analysis of Jeevika in Rural Bihar, India (with Shruti Majumdar and Paromita Sanyal), September 2015
  8. Sex Work” (With Manisha Shah) in Kaushik Basu and Annemie Maertens (edited), Oxford Companion to Economics in India, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, Delhi (2011)
  9. Tokenism vs. Agency? The Impact of Women’s Reservations on Village Democracies in South India,” (with Radu Ban) Economic Development and Cultural Change, February 2009
  10. Dowries” in Kaushik Basu (edited) Oxford Companion to Economics in India, Oxford University Press, Delhi (2006 and 2011)
  11. Wedding Celebrations as Conspicuous Consumption: Signaling Social Status in Rural India,” (with Francis Bloch and Sonalde Desai), Journal of Human Resources, Volume XXXIX, Number 3, Summer 2004
  12. The Determinants of Gender Equity in India: Examining Dyson and Moore’s Thesis with New Data” (joint with Lupin Rahman), Population and Development Review,  30(2), Pp: 239-268, June 2004
  13. Sex Workers and The Cost of Safe Sex: The Compensating Differential for Condom Use in Calcutta,” (Lead Author, with Indrani Gupta, Michael Lokshin and Smarajit Jana),” Journal of Development Economics, 71, Pp: 585-603, August 2003.
  14. Terror as a Bargaining Instrument: A Case Study of Dowry Violence in Rural India,” (with Francis Bloch), American Economic Review, Vol 92, #4, Pp: 1029-1043, September 2002
  15. Poverty and Public Celebrations in Rural India,” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science,” Vol. 573, Pp: 85-104, 2001
  16. The Marriage Squeeze Interpretation of Dowry Inflation – Response,” Journal of Political Economy, December, 2000
  17. The Demand for Dowries and Bride Characteristics in Marriage: Empirical Estimates for Rural South-Central India,” (with Anil Deolalikar, Univ. of Washington), in Gender, Population, and Development, M.Krishnaraj, R.Sudarshan, A.Sharif (ed.), Oxford University Press, 1998
  1. Wife Beating in Rural South India: A Qualitative and Econometric Analysis,”  Social Science and  Medicine , Vol. 44, # 8, Pp. 1169-1180, April 1997.  For this paper please see this extended version: “Wife-Abuse, Its Causes and Its Impact on Intra-Household Resource Allocation in Rural Karnataka: A “Participatory Econometric” Analysis, in Gender, Population, and Development, M.Krishnaraj, R.Sudarshan, A.Sharif (ed.), Oxford University Press, 1998.
  2. Dowry Inflation in Rural India: A Statistical Investigation,” Population Studies  Vol. 47 (July   1993).
  3. The Rising Price of Husbands: A Hedonic Analysis of Dowry Increases in Rural India“,  Journal of Political Economy  Vol. 101, #4 (August 1993).
  4. The Marriage Squeeze and the Rise in Informal Marriage in Brazil,” (with Margaret E. Greene) Social Biology, Vol. 42 #1/2, Spring 1995 (Also published in an earlier version in Portugese as “A Compressao do Mercado Matrimonial e o Aumento das Unioes Consensuais no Brasil,” Revista Brasileira De Estudos De Populâço , V.9 N.2, Jul/Dec. 1992)
Village Council President, South Kanara, Karnataka

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