Gendering Human Development Indices: Recasting the Gender Development Index and Gender Empowerment Measure of India
AbstractGender-related Development Index (GDI) and Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM) developed by UNDP need to be recast to realistically capture the gender gaps in development and empowerment in the Third World. These indices have been developed from a northern perspective, and do not incorporate the perspective of the south. How can we recast GDI and GEM to make them meaningful for India within the limitations of data availability? Can GDI and GEM become effective instruments for building gender equity?
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UNDP; gender; development index; empowerment; index; third world; south; data availability; equity; northern; India; Human Development Index (HDI); Purchasing Power Parity (PPP); economic resources; women; men; resources; child development;
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