Research has shown that political decentralisation and female leadership at the local governance level can influence policy decisions in favour of women and children.
This study analyses how decentralisation and women’s reservation (or quotas) at local levels of governance can improve health outcomes.
The 73rd and 74th Amendments to the Constitution of India...
Child health plays a crucial role in human capital development yet, exposure to drought in the womb increases the child’s likelihood of being underweight – with knock-on effects for educational outcomes. Policies aimed at reducing child malnutrition need to start in the womb, not just after birth
28 Jan 2015 | Santosh Kumar, Ramona Molitor, Sebastian Vollmer
The objective of this study is to measure the causal effect of Bihar Government’s move to reserve 50 per cent of the panchayat seats for women - thereby leading to women representatives occupying 54 per cent of the seats - on children’s health outcomes. It is being carried out by Nishith Prakash (University of Connecticut) and Santosh Kumar (University of Washington)....
1 Apr 2012 | Santosh Kumar, Nitish Prakash
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