This article studies variation in individuals’ perceived ability across India to hold local officials accountable for their performance. It finds significant gender differences in accountability perceptions, consistent with traditional social institutions. Exposure to progressive institutions of education and labor mobility is associated with the elimination and reversal of gender differences.
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Research Article| October 01 2015
Accountability in Rural India: Local Government and Social Equality
Asian Survey (2015) 55 (5): 909–941.
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Rachel Brulé; Accountability in Rural India: Local Government and Social Equality. Asian Survey 1 October 2015; 55 (5): 909–941. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2015.55.5.909
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