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Autio E, Fu K, 2015, Economic and political institutions and entry into formal and informal entrepreneurship, ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, Vol: 32, Pages: 67-94, ISSN: 0217-4561
Parikh P, Fu K, Parikh H, et al., 2014, Infrastructure Provision, Gender and Poverty in Indian slums, World Development, Vol: 66, Pages: 468-486, ISSN: 1873-5991
We examine the relationship between infrastructure provision and poverty alleviation by analysing 500 interviews conducted in serviced and non-serviced slums in India. Using a mixed-method approach of qualitative analysis and regression modelling, we find that infrastructure was associated with a 66% increase in education among females. Service provision increased literacy by 62%, enhanced income by 36%, and reduced health costs by 26%. Evidence suggests that a gender-sensitive consideration of infrastructure is necessary and that a ‘one size fits all’ approach will not suffice. We provide evidence that infrastructure investment is critical for well-being of slum dwellers and women in particular.
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