Development and Productive Deprivation: Male Patriarchal Relations in Business Families and their Implications for Women in South India

Date: Feb, 2001
ODID Working Paper No. 65
Author(s): Barbara Harriss-White (QEH)

Development involves the acquisition of assets. This paper models the family-firm in India and reveals the operation of patriarchy in its original sense - the control of younger men by older men. A number of paradoxes both for economic and human development - in particular for women's life chances - posed by these gendered governance relations are explored.

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