Curse of the Mummy‐ji: The Influence of Mothers‐in‐Law on Women in India

Restrictive social norms and strategic constraints imposed by family members can limit women's access to and benefits from social networks, especially in patrilocal societies. We characterize young married women's social networks in rural India and analyze how inter‐generational power dyna...

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Volume: 102
Main Author: Anukriti, S
Herrera‐Almanza, Catalina
Pathak, Praveen K
Karra, Mahesh
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: Boston, USA Wiley Periodicals, Inc 01.10.2020
published in: American journal of agricultural economics Vol. 102; no. 5; pp. 1328 - 1351
Data of publication: October 2020
ISSN: 0002-9092
EISSN: 1467-8276
Discipline: Economics
Present address: Catalina Herrera‐Almanza, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana‐Champaign.
S Anukriti, Department of Economics, Boston College and IZA.; Catalina Herrera‐Almanza, Department of Economics and International Affairs, Northeastern University.; Praveen K. Pathak, Department of Geography, Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University).; Mahesh Karra, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University.
Anukriti, Herrera‐Almanza, and Karra share equal co‐authorship of the design, the analysis, and the write‐up; Pathak oversaw the fieldwork in his capacity as the local PI. The fieldwork for this study was primarily supported by a Northeastern University Tier‐1 Grant with supplemental funding from the Human Capital Initiative at the Boston University Global Development Policy Center. We thank Prachi Aneja, Shreyans Kothari, Esther Lee, Federico Pisani, Anamika Sinha, Arvind Sharma, and Matthew Simonson for research assistance, and Pratibha Tomar, Sonam Bhadouria, Pratap Singh, and Ganesh Yadav for fieldwork, management, and oversight of the study in Jaunpur.
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