Prof. Anand Venkatesh and Prof. Preeti Priya have been awarded a research study, titled, Developing and Psychometrically Testing a Scale of Women’s Economic Empowerment in Subsistence Marketplaces.
The study has been awarded to the IRMA team by the Gender Empowerment and Health Department of University of California San Diego, who in turn were awarded the overall study by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The study aims to develop and validate a scale of women empowerment in subsistence marketplaces with specific reference to empowerment in market domain. The research will take place in the state of Gujarat which has a rich tradition of collective action, co-operation and more specifically, market-led rural livelihood interventions.
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