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Political role models, child marriage, and women’s autonomy over marriage in India

Carolina Castilla

WIDER Working Paper 121/2017

Drawing data from the India Human Development Survey 2011 and the year of the first election with reserved seats for women pradhans, I estimate the effect of the Panchayati Raj institutions on age and autonomy over marriage.

Results indicate that women in local government decrease the likelihood of child marriage, and increase the age at first marriage and gauna. The effects seem to be driven by changes in gender and cultural norms, because there is a reduction in the prevalence of arranged marriages with minimum involvement of the bride.

Overall results suggest a change in gender norms after 18 years of the implementation of reserved seats for women in local government.

URL: https://www.wider.unu.edu/publication/political-role-models-child-marriage-and-women%E2%80%99s-autonomy-over-marriage-india

Courtesy: WIDER

Does energy efficiency promote economic growth ? evidence from a multi-country and multi-sector panel data set

Rajbhandari,Ashish; Zhang,Fan

Policy Research working paper no. WPS 8077

This paper examines the causal relationship between energy efficiency and economic growth based on panel data for 56 high- and middle-income countries from 1978 to 2012. Using a panel vector autoregression approach, the study finds evidence of a long-run Granger causality from economic growth to lower energy intensity for all countries. The study also finds evidence of long-run bidirectional causality between lower energy intensity and higher economic growth for middle-income countries. This finding suggests that beyond climate benefits, middle-income countries may also earn an extra growth dividend from energy efficiency measures.

URL: http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/docsearch/document-type/620265

Courtesy: World Bank

Journal of Applied Econometrics, Volume 32, Issue 3, April/May 2017


Inference on Self-Exciting Jumps in Prices and Volatility Using High-Frequency Measures (pages 504–532) by Worapree Maneesoonthorn, Catherine S. Forbes and Gael M. Martin

Economic and Political Weekly,Vol. 52, Issue No. 20, 20 May, 2017



The New Silk Road

Dalit Assertion in Uttar Pradesh

Troubling Signs

From 50 Years Ago: Higher Power Tariffs

Law and Society

The Crisis in the Judiciary by Alok Prasanna Kumar

URL: http://www.epw.in/journal/2017/20

Courtesy: EPW

International Migration Review, Volume 51, Issue 1, Spring 2017



Becoming Overweight without Gaining a Pound: Weight Evaluations and the Social Integration of Mexicans in the United States (pages 3–36) by Claire E. Altman, Jennifer Van Hook and Jonathan Gonzalez

Does Life in the United States Take a Toll on Health? Duration of Residence and Birthweight among Six Decades of Immigrants (pages 37–66) by Julien Teitler, Melissa Martinson and Nancy E. Reichman

Generational Peers and Alcohol Misuse (pages 67–96) by Michael Niño, Tianji Cai, Gabe Ignatow and Philip Yang


International Journal of Health Services, Volume 47, Issue 2, April 2017


I. Evaluating the Impact of Structure Policies on Health Inequalities
a). The Impact of Austerity Policies
Austerity Resistant Social Policies to Protect Employment: The Italian Case of the Wage Supplementation Fund (Cassa Integrazione Guadagni) in 2009–2013 by 
I. Evaluating the Impact of Structure Policies on Health Inequalities
b). Fiscal Policies and Health
The Impact of Fiscal Policies on the Socioeconomic Determinants of Health: A Structured Review by 
I. Evaluating the Impact of Structure Policies on Health Inequalities
c). Housing and Inequalities
I. Evaluating the Impact of Structure Policies on Health Inequalities
d). Care Giving and Quality of Life
Views on the Effects of the Spanish Dependency Law on Caregivers’ Quality of Life Using Concept Mapping by 
I. Evaluating the Impact of Structure Policies on Health Inequalities
e). How to Inform the Public
The Role of Dissemination as a Fundamental Part of a Research Project: Lessons Learned From SOPHIE by 
II. Health Policies and International Trade
Trade, Labour Markets and Health: A Prospective Policy Analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership by 
III. Health and Social Policy
Family Structure, Child Living Arrangement and Mothers’ Self-rated Health in Sweden—A Cross-Sectional Study by 
IV. Aging and Health Care
Transition to Retirement and Use of Private Health Care: Evidence From a Universal Public Health Care System by 
V. Health Care Reforms: Are They Working?
Revisiting Health Regionalization in Canada: More Bark Than Bite? by 
VI. Primary Care and the Funding of Health Care
The Path Toward Universal Health Coverage
Stakeholder Acceptability of a Primary Care Health Benefits Package in Lebanon by 
VII. Debate on the Chernobyl Disaster
Criticism of Volume 1181 of the New York Academy of Sciences Reaches a New Low by  Katz
VIII. International Notice
International Association of Health Policies (IAHP)—Call for Solidarity by 

Economica, Volume 84, Issue 334, April 2017


Pareto and the Upper Tail of the Income Distribution in the UK: 1799 to the Present(pages 129–156) by A. B. Atkinson

Two Decades of Income Inequality in Britain: The Role of Wages, Household Earnings and Redistribution (pages 157–179)

by Chris Belfield, Richard Blundell, Jonathan Cribb, Andrew Hood and Robert Joyce

Gender Inequality and Economic Development: Fertility, Education and Norms(pages 180–209) by Henrik Kleven and Camille Landais