Global Development Institute Blog

On Tuesday, 25 October Bina Agarwal gave a lecture at the New School for Social Research in New York.

Her lecture demonstrated how women face deep inequalities in rules, norms, and social perceptions, which, in turn, create severe inequalities in their access to both private and public property. Based on her research, she challenged standard economic analysis to show how these inequalities undermine both economic efficiency and social justice. She also outlined pathways for change, such as enhancing women’s bargaining power in multiple arenas: the family, community, markets, and state.

Watch the lecture in full below.