Full citation: Cheryl Doss, Carmen Diana Deere, Abena D. Oduro, Hema Swaminathan, Suchitra J. Y., Rahul Lahoti, W. Baah-Boateng, L. Boakye-Yiadom, Jackeline Contreras, Jennifer Twyman, Zachary Catanzarite, Caren Grown, and Marya Hillesland. The Gender Asset and Wealth Gaps: Evidence from Ecuador, Ghana, and Karnataka, India. Bangalore: Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. 2011.

Gender Asset and Wealth Gaps Evidence from Ecuador, Ghana and Karnataka, India

Excerpt from Preface: This publication is the first comparative report on the gender asset and wealth gaps using unique individual-level asset data from Ecuador, Ghana, and Karnataka, India. These countries represent geographic diversity and demonstrate rich differences in context, legal practices, and cultural norms. The patterns of men’s and women’s asset ownership differ across countries and by asset. Besides the summary of our key empirical findings contained here, we are publishing an accompanying policy brief that distills key lessons for public policy. The data collected is immensely rich and this report represents only the first step in the analysis of the data.