Welfare Consequences of Coresidence With the Mother-In-Law in Patriarchal Joint Families for Women and Children: Evidence From India and Bangladesh

Last updated December 2010
Rekha Varghese

In many Asian, Arab, and African countries, where the patriarchal joint family is ubiquitous, most rural women live with their mother-in-law during early married life. During the years when women make vital fertility and human capital decisions, they are under the supervision of the mother-in-law. My dissertation explores the effects of this intergenerational-within-gender power dynamics on the welfare of women and children of India and Bangladesh.

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Rekha Varghese, rvarghese@impaqint.com, IMPAQ International, LLC