Human Development: A Study of Microfinance, Basic Income and Education Policies in Rural India

Miranda Esemoh Asongacha, Ditlev Hersland, Nikolaj Preisler, Line Lykke Breving & Antonio Jose Quintana Jimeno

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt

Abstrakt

This chapter investigates how microfinance, basic income and education policies affect the capabilities of females in rural areas of India. By utilising the method of content analysis, the chapter examines education policies, studies of microfinance and an evaluation of a basic income pilot project. It draws on the capability theory, in order to highlight how conversion factors of females in rural India are affected by education policies and development tools like microfinance and basic income. The findings show that microfinance, basic income and education policies affect the capabilities of females in rural India, in both positive and negative ways. Microfinance and basic income affect the conversion factors of females by giving them funds that can be used as a means to improve a range of different conversion factors, especially in relation to education. However, microfinance also negatively affect females’ capabilities, i.e. the risk of unsuccessful investments. Additionally, education policies have shown to be effective in teaching females how to use their income.

UddannelserInternationale Udviklingsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2018
VejledereJohan Fischer

Emneord

  • India, Inequality, Gender, Microfinance, Basic income, Education, Policymaking