“Not Compromising: Using Experiments to Measure Women’s Power”

On Friday, March 24th, at 11.00am, the NOVAFRICA Center welcomes Paulo Santos, from Monash University to present his work.

Paulo Santos (Monash University)

We propose an experimental approach to the measurement of women’s power, which we also apply in the context of the evaluation of poverty graduation program. The experimental measure is compared with traditional survey based measures of empowerment. We find that (1) the two measures are not correlated. We also find (2) a positive impact of participation in the program on empowerment when it is measured using an experimental indicator, but not when using traditional survey measures and that (3) the experimental indicator is better correlated with indicators of well-being usually associated with more empowered women.

See the paper here.

Please find further information about this seminar here.