The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, or NREGS, was established in 2005 as India’s flagship rural employment guarantee program. Under the program, households must apply for job cards which entitle them to 100 days of work per year. Wages are determined by each state and increases in the wage rate over the years […]

At the start of the summer, I wanted to explore women’s political engagement in different nationally representative surveys in India and the India Human Development Survey seemed like a good starting place. While they have few questions on political participation, it’s generally difficult to find nationally representative surveys on public opinion and political participation in […]

Hi everyone, I’m Rashi, a rising 2nd year in the Political Science PhD program. Before starting the PhD, I worked at policy research organizations on projects with rural households in Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Bihar, as well as industries in Maharashtra Gujarat. Since starting the PhD program, I have focused on better understanding women’s political participation […]