The Effect of social capital on women

Bhanu Bhatia

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Abstract

The thesis analyses the affect of social capital networks in family planning decisions made by Bangladeshi women. Social capital literature has ignored important aspects of networks such as the role of power, gender subordination and unequal distributions of resources. Our use of social network analysis will demonstrate how these aspects contribute to fundamental differences between men's and women's networks. Social network analysis is also used to reveal the exercise of power in networks that constrain women's choices while providing useful information. This exhaustive analysis of networks will provide a basis for preventing misguided policy of blindly investing in social capital.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14
Number of pages1
JournalExpo 2009 Higher Degree Research : book of abstracts
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventHigher Degree Research Expo (5th : 2009) - Sydney
Duration: 30 Oct 200930 Oct 2009

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