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Powering change: can rural electrification close the gender gap?

Dasso, Rosamaría and Fernandez, Fernando (2015) Powering change: can rural electrification close the gender gap? International Growth Centre Blog (25 Aug 2015). Website.

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Abstract

In advance of the IGC Energy Conference this week, today’s blog comes from our archives. Looking at potential gains from electrification and energy access for #PoweringGrowth and prosperity in developing countries. Evidence from a rural electrification project in Peru suggests that access to energy may be an effective tool in closing the gender gap, affecting both wages and occupational choice among women.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.theigc.org/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: International Growth Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Sets: Research centres and groups > International Growth Centre (IGC)
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2017 09:11
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2020 23:23
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/81862

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