A Map of Gender (in)Equality in India
A Map of Gender (in)Equality in India

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Gender disparities in outcomes within India vary considerably. I have been working for the last nine years in India to both understand the extent and drivers of the the variation in gender disparities. In 2008-09, I quantified the enrollment disparities over time by grade level in the states of Bihar, Rajasthan, and Gujarat using a large dataset of more than 200k observations. For my PhD dissertation, I conducted an embedded survey experiment with 5,400 subjects which allowed me to empirically observe variation in discrimination against women in multiple domains in Bihar, Punjab, Kerala, and Delhi. Most recently, I have been working to create an index of gender disparities in outcomes in the 20 most populated states in India. To do so, I am using outcomes associated with health, education, and violence derived from the 2011 Census, ASER data, and the 2015 National Family Health Survey. The map I am creating from my research will visually depict the variation in disparities in outcomes within India, which has a population of close to 1.3 billion people. Over the next two moths I will complete my analysis and use it to visually depict the variation in gender disparities with a high-quality, original rendering that is intended to distill and convey a great deal of quantitative analysis in a useful format.

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