Soledad Artiz Prillaman

Soledad Prillaman is Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow and the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on comparative political economy, economic development, gender, and the politics of the welfare state, with a regional focus in India.

Content by Soledad Artiz Prillaman
  • Project

    Women as agents of change: How has women’s political mobilisation restructured political networks and changed local governance?

    The structure of political networks and relationships have consequences for how communities are governed; for the quality of public schools, the construction of infrastructure, and the fairness of access to public benefits. Political networks in Bihar, India vary across the state and are in transition from traditional clientelist relationships and caste-based identities...

    10 Nov 2020 | Soledad Artiz Prillaman, Jonathan Phillips

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    How can Skill India improve outcomes for female trainees?

    Skill India is a government programme which includes an initiative aimed at training and linking young women to employment opportunities. Not only are female participants of the programme less likely to accept a job offer than a male counterpart, but they are even less likely to accept one that involves some form of migration. This brief uses existing data to...

    16 Jan 2020 | Soledad Artiz Prillaman, Rohini Pande, Charity Banda

  • Publication - Project Report

    Decentralisation and candidate selection

    15 Nov 2018 | Rohini Pande, Michael Callen, Saad Gulzar, Soledad Artiz Prillaman

  • Blog post

    Vocational training programs in India are leaving women behind, but this needn’t be the case

    Less than 25% of women are employed in their skilled job for more than three months and are also less likely to receive and accept job offers than men. Migration is a key constraint, with job location being a strong predictor of female outcomes. Skill India Many low- and middle-income countries have launched government-funded vocational training programmes to help youth...

    23 Feb 2018 | Charity Troyer Moore, Rohini Pande, Soledad Artiz Prillaman

  • Project

    Decentralisation and candidate selection

    The recent local elections and decentralisation in Nepal pose an unprecedented opportunity to understand the impact of decentralisation on governance and service delivery. Nepal’s is one of the world’s most ambitious decentralisation processes, as it includes both political and fiscal decentralisation over a very short period of time. A key goal of decentralisation...

    18 Jan 2018 | Rohini Pande, Michael Callen, Saad Gulzar, Soledad Artiz Prillaman

  • Project

    Moving in or dropping out? India's female migrants and urban labour force integration

    One important, yet understudied, constraint to female labour force participation (FLFP)  is women’s inability to successfully migrate to where the jobs are - cities. In our pilot, young women and parents report being concerned for their safety when considering migrating to a major city for a job, but still reporting similar willingness to migrate for work as young men....

    27 Oct 2016 | Rohini Pande, Charity Troyer Moore, Soledad Artiz Prillaman