Accountability in rural India: Local government and social equality

Rachel Brulé

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This article studies variation in individuals' perceived ability across India to hold local officials accountable for their performance. It finds significant gender differences in accountability perceptions, consistent with traditional social institutions. Exposure to progressive institutions of education and labor mobility is associated with the elimination and reversal of gender differences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)909-941
Number of pages33
JournalAsian Survey
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015


  • Accountability
  • Education
  • Gender
  • Labor mobility
  • Local institutions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science


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