“In India, Banerjee has broken the glass ceiling for women in politics. As female political participation rises, so do incentives and opportunities for running for office.”
Coauthors Brulé and Gaikwad’s find that lineage norms – which determine who gets to make decisions about wealth and how – are key determinants of the political economy gender gap.
“Now is the time to tackle inequality head on, for a resilient future where we not only survive, but expand our capacity to flourish.”
What should the top policy priorities be for supporting human development in the year ahead?
How has the women’s suffrage movement influenced #MeToo, and how can today’s movement learn from the mistakes of the past?
Prof. Brulé’s research explores how quotas for women’s political representation promote economic gender equality.
The Frederick S. Pardee School for Global Studies at Boston University invites applications for three faculty positions.