Indian women are missing from the labor force. Their low and even declining participation in income generating activities has major implications for socioeconomic outcomes for women, their households, and communities. What does recent research tell us about the reasons for women’s limited work for pay, and what can be done to encourage women’s economic engagement?
Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at IFMR and the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), with support from the Initiative for What Works to Advance Gender Equality (IWWAGE), hosted a Summer School on India’s Women, Work and Development from 25th to 26th July 2019, with the aim to share findings and catalyse new research on women’s work.
The Summer School was attended by Ph.D. students and early career Ph.D.s in Economics or closely related fields, who are conceptualising proposals for policy-relevant research focused on women’s economic engagement through the lens of development microeconomics.
The two day workshop, hosted at the Indian Statistical Institute New Delhi, included sessions on recent research relevant to Indian women’s economic activity and strategies to conduct high-quality applied economic research in collaboration with policy partners. Participants also had time to further develop, refine, and receive feedback on their research proposals. There is also a possibility for participants to apply for funding for their proposals to IWWAGE at IFMR.