May 13, 2021

Ideas of India: The Great Gender Divergence

Shruti Rajagopalan and Alice Evans discuss the status of women in India, the need for structural transformation and much more
  • Shruti Rajagopalan

    Senior Research Fellow, Indian Political Economy and Emergent Ventures India
Ideas of India

Host Shruti Rajagopalan examines the academic ideas that can propel India forward. You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Google, and most other podcast apps.

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In this episode, Shruti talks with Alice Evans about issues affecting women in India, including single-gender education, son preference, social media and many others. Evans is a lecturer at King’s College London and a faculty associate at the Center for International Development at Harvard’s Kennedy School. She has published on topics such as women’s labor force participation, urbanization and social change, pro-worker reforms, what drives support for gender equality and more. Her book The Great Gender Divergence is forthcoming from Princeton University Press. Read the transcript at Discourse