Institute for Social and Economic Change

Established in 1972 by Professor V K R V Rao, ISEC is an All-India Institute for Interdisciplinary Research and Training in the Social Sciences

Gender and Development – isec

Gender and Development


Institute for Social and Economic Change

ISEC Golden Jubilee Workshop on

Gender and Development

on 2nd September 2022 at ISEC Bengaluru

Supported by

Springer Nature India Private Limited

Organised by

Centre for Economic Studies and Policy (CESP)
Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru, India

While the development process in general and economic development in particular have thrown new challenges for people across the globe, these challenges are felt differently by men and women. For example, the impacts of climate change are experienced dissimilarly by women who carry a double or triple burden of work including domestic work, subsistence food production as well as child care. Though experiences of various countries, both developed and developing show that economic advancement aids in the attainment of gender equality to some extent, in several areas gender differences are not easy to remove. One such area is the gender wage gap where even the US shows a gap of about $10000 between the median earnings of men vs women (according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey (ACS)). This difference is even higher in China (in terms of percentage). Gender and health is another important area that needs careful examination, particularly in a country like India. The issues on gender and development also differ across the states of India.

Given the importance of gender in the context of development a one-day workshop is planned to be held on the 2nd of September 2022 at ISEC in a hybrid mode (zoom link will be shared shortly).

Distinguished scholars working on gender studies from different disciplines of the social sciences have been invited to shed light on pertinent issues on gender and development. These deliberations will also focus on different regions of India. In addition, some PhD scholars will make short presentations of their work-in-progress to get inputs from experts.

Date and Time: 2nd Sept 2022, 11 to 4:30 pm (Hybrid mode)

Distinguished Speakers

Session I (11.00 am to 1.30 PM)

Prof. Ashwini Deshpande

Professor of Economics and Founding Director,
Centre for Economic Data and Analysis (CEDA), Ashoka University

Prof. Sonalde Desai

Distinguished University Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland College Park;

Professor and Centre Director, National Data Innovation Centre, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi

Prof. Biswajit Ghosh

Professor of Sociology,
The University of Burdwan, Burdwan

Prof. Ajailiu Niumai

Professor of Sociology and Head, Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, School of Social Sciences, University of Hyderabad

Prof.  Kade Finnoff

Professor of Economics, School of Arts and Sciences, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru

Session II (2.30 pm to 4.30 PM)

Presentation by Research Scholars to a Panel of Experts

Workshop Co-ordinator

Prof. Meenakshi Rajeev

RBI Chair Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Policy (CESP)
Institute for Social and Economic Change

Copyright © 2023 ISEC. Design & Developed By Maxtra Technologies

Total Visitors: 54262