Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
This paper investigates the nature of the relationship between higher levels of education and empowerment amongst women in India. I assess whether, among women with more than eight years of education, additional years of schooling have an impact on the following areas of women’s empowerment in India: financial independence, mobility, work preferences, and decision-making. Data is sourced from the Indian Human Development Survey-II 2011-2012 and the analysis was conducted using a probit model controlling for caste, religion, household head, household income, and spouse’s education. The results indicate a negative impact of additional years of education on women’s empowerment in India, given a few exceptions. These findings present implications for future policymaking to improve access to and participation in higher education for the women of India.
Pereira, Diya, "Indian Women and Higher Education: The Complexities of Empowerment" (2022). Scripps Senior Theses. 1966.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.