Anandi Mani, Professor of Behavioural Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School, co-authored a study about gender gaps in political engagement.
In 'The road not taken: Gender gaps along paths to political power' the authors argue that efforts towards greater female political participation have largely focused on women’s voting behaviour, and their representation as elected public officials. However, there are several other ways in which citizens can engage with the political and civic process. Using an original survey conducted in Uttar Pradesh, the authors offer systematic evidence on gender gaps in a rich set of electoral and non-electoral participation metrics.
The study was co-authored with Lakshmi Iyer (University of Notre Dame) and appeared on Ideas for India, an economics and policy portal initiated and funded by the International Growth Centre.