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Jati inequality in rural Bihar (English)

Caste is a persistent driver of inequality in India, and it is generally analyzed with government-defined broad categories, such as Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8512 JUL 10, 2018

Joshi,Shareen; Kochhar,Nishtha; Rao,Vijayendra Disclosed

Are caste categories misleading ? the relationship between gender and Jati in three Indian states (English)

This paper examines the relationship between caste and gender inequality in three states in India. When households are grouped using conventional, government-defined categories of caste the paper finds patterns that are consistent with existing literature: lower-caste women are more likely to participate in the labor market, have greater decision-making autonomy within their households, and experience greater freedom of movement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8109 JUN 22, 2017

Joshi,Shareen; Kochhar,Nishtha; Rao,Vijayendra Disclosed

Who should be at the top of bottom-up development ? a case study of the national rural livelihoods mission in Rajasthan, India (English)

It is widely acknowledged that top-down support is essential for bottom-up participatory projects to be effectively implemented at scale. However, which level of government, national or sub-national, should be given the responsibility to implement such projects is an open question, with wide variations in practice. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7996 MAR 06, 2017

Joshi,Shareen; Rao,Vijayendra Disclosed

Can environmental policy reduce infant mortality ? evidence from the Ganga pollution cases (English)

In many developing countries, environmental quality remains low and policies to improve it have been inconsistently effective. This paper conducts a case study of environmental policy in India, focusing on unprecedented Supreme Court rulings that targeted industrial pollution in the Ganga River. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7799 AUG 19, 2016

Do,Quy-Toan; Joshi,Shareen; Stolper,Samuel Disclosed

The world bank economic review 28 (3) (English)

This paper is organized in following headings: can we trust shoestring evaluations?; evaluation of development programs: randomized controlled trials or regressions? ... See More +

Publication 113050 JAN 01, 2014

Ravallion,Martin; Elbers,Chris T.M.; Gunning,Jan Willem; Camacho,Adriana; Conover,Emily; Hoyos,Alejandro; Fitzsimons,Emla Olivia Anne; Mesnard,Alice; Desai,Raj M.; Joshi,Shareen; Gajate-Garrido,Gissele; Blanc,Elodie; Strobl,Eric Disclosed

Collective action and community development : evidence from self-help groups in rural India (English)

In response to the problems of high coordination costs among the poor, efforts are underway in many countries to organize the poor through self-help groups (SHGs) - membership - based organizations that aim to promote social cohesion through a mixture of education, access to finance, and linkages to wider development programs. ... See More +

Journal Article 112411 SEP 07, 2013

Desai,Raj M.; Joshi,Shareen Disclosed

Collective action and community development : evidence from self-help groups in rural India (English)

In response to the problems of high coordination costs among the poor, efforts are underway in many countries to organize the poor through "self-help groups" (SHGs) -- membership-based organizations that aim to promote social cohesion through a mixture of education, access to finance, and linkages to wider development programs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6547 JUL 01, 2013

Desai, Raj M.; Joshi, Shareen Disclosed

The economics of consanguineous marriages (English)

This paper provides an economic rationale for the practice of consanguineous marriages observed in parts of the developing world. In a model of incomplete marriage markets, dowries are viewed as ex ante transfers made from the bride's family to the groom's family when the promise of ex post gifts and bequests is not credible. ... See More +

Journal Article 86265 JUL 01, 2013

Do,Quy-Toan; Iyer, Sriya; Joshi,Shareen Disclosed

Missing women and India's religious demography (English)

The authors use recent data from the 2006 National Family Health Survey of India to explore the relationship between religion and demographic behavior. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5096 OCT 01, 2009

Borooah, Vani; Do, Quy-Toan; Iyer, Sriya; Joshi, Shareen Disclosed

The economics of consanguineous marriages (English)

The institution of consanguineous marriage-a marriage contracted between close biological relatives-has been a basic building block of many societies in different parts of the world. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4085 DEC 01, 2006

Do, Quy-Toan; Iyer, Sriya; Joshi, Shareen Disclosed