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Reshaping adolescents' gender attitudes : Evidence from a school-based experiment in India

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Title Reshaping adolescents' gender attitudes
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Evidence from a school-based experiment in India

Material Type Report
Author(English)

Tarun Jain

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Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

Date 2020-09
Event The frontiers in development policy conference 2020 (Online)
Subject Country India(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Documents
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development
Social Development < Gender
Holding Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
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