The Madhya Pradesh Female Financial Inclusion dataset includes a baseline census of approximately 14,000 households across 300 villages in a poor rural part of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, India, and two waves of household surveys covering roughly 4,300 couples. This dataset was designed to evaluate how strengthening women's control over their wages from a workfare program influences their work decisions and, in the longer run, community and individual norms around work. The two waves of household survey (conducted 1 and 3 years after the intervention) contain separate survey modules for husbands and wives and detailed information on labor force participation, women's empowerment and financial inclusion. The longer-run survey also included experimental bargaining games, vignette and survey based measurement of norms and time-use and expenditure module. The researchers are also able to link households in this sample to administrative records on public workfare work and have permission from women to link to their banking records.
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