Wednesday, September 19, 2018

28 September 2018: Feminist Engagement with Post-Colonial Developments

Devaki Jain, Economist & Writer

In the seminar, Devaki Jain will present research that forms the core of her two recent volumes and questions given categories in the social sciences, economics and statistics. The essays and lectures in the volumes draw upon Jain's dialogue with academia, governments and international bodies such as the United Nations, over the course of several years. Jain's work traverses territories such as errors in data collection coming out of false perceptions of women's location in the economy to criticisms of how governments understand reality. She points out deep flaws not only in the counting of women and their work but also in the presentation of GDP- a crucial statistic in both assessing a nations progress as well as its components. She argues that GDP is a misleading figure and when it is broken down to unmeasured items, it emerges that 90% or more of India's GDP comes from small-scale, handmade and household industries whereas public investment and financing of institutions and government goes to corporates who actually provide a much smaller percentage of GDP.

Date: September 28, 2018
Time: 04:00 P.M.

Brookings India
No. 6, Second Floor,
Dr. Jose P. Rizal Marg,
New Delhi-110021

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