Episode 297: Alice Evans Studies the Great Gender Divergence

We’re in the 21st century, and it would seem that the world is finally moving towards gender equality, right? Not so fast. Alice Evans joins Amit Varma in episode 297 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss why some parts of the world are crawling slower than others.

Also check out:
1. Alice Evans on her blogwebsiteYouTubepodcastGoogle ScholarKing’s College and Twitter.
2. Rocking Our Priors — Alice Evans’s podcast.
3. Ten Thousand Years of Patriarchy, Updated! — Alice Evans.
4. An Intellectual History of the Patriarchy — Alice Evans.
5. Friendships and Women’s Liberation — Alice Evans.
6. 3 Things I Got Wrong About Patriarchy — Alice Evans.
7. What Don’t We Know About Patriarchy? — Alice Evans.
8. Overcoming the Global Despondency Trap — Alice Evans.
9. Ideas of India: The Great Gender Divergence — Alice Evans on Shruti Rajagopalan’s podcast.
10. Ideas of India: Female Friendships and Fraternal Capital — Alice Evans on Shruti Rajagopalan’s podcast.
11. Select episodes of The Seen and the Unseen that discussed gender with Shrayana BhattacharyaParomita VohraKavita KrishnanUrvashi ButaliaNamita BhandareManjima Bhattacharjya and Mahima Vashisht.
12. Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome.
13. We Should Celebrate Rising Divorce Rates (2008) — Amit Varma.
14. Metrics of Empowerment — Episode 88 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Devika Kher, Nidhi Gupta & Hamsini Hariharan).
15. The Loneliness of the Indian Woman — Episode 259 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Shrayana Bhattacharya).
16. Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh — Shrayana Bhattacharya.
17. Chup: Breaking the Silence About India’s Women — Deepa Narayan.
18. Terror as a Bargaining Instrument — Francis Bloch and Vijayendra Rao.
19. Russia: Bill to Decriminalize Domestic Violence — Human Rights Watch.
20. The Argumentative Indian — Amartya Sen.
21. Climate Change and Our Power Sector — Episode 278 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Akshay Jaitly and Ajay Shah).
22. Nuclear Power Can Save the World — Joshua S Goldstein, Staffan A Qvist and Steven Pinker.
23. Emergent Ventures prizes for best new and recent blogs — Tyler Cowen.
24. Zotero — Your Personal Research Assistant.
25. Most of Amit Varma’s writing on DeMon, collected in one Twitter thread.
26. On the Origins of Gender Roles: Women and the Plough — Alberto Alesina, Paola Giuliano, Nathan Nunn.
27. The Ties That Bound — Barbara A Hanawalt.
28. Jared Diamond and Paul Collier on Amazon.
29. Pseudoerasmus.– Blog about economic history & comparative development.
30. Daron Acemoglu on Amazon.
31. Naila Kabeer on TwitterLSEher own website.and Google Scholar.
32. Sylvia Chant at LSE and Google Scholar.
33. Claudia Goldin at Harvard and Google Scholar.
34. Early Indians — Tony Joseph.
35. Tony Joseph’s episode of The Seen and the Unseen.
36. Who We Are and How We Got Here — David Reich.
37. Wanderers, Kings, Merchants: The Story of India through Its Languages — Peggy Mohan.
38. Understanding India Through Its Languages — Episode 232 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Peggy Mohan).
39. On the Economic Origins of Restricting Women’s Promiscuity — Anke Becker.
40. Herding, Warfare, and a Culture of Honor: Global Evidence — Yiming Cao, Benjamin Enke, Armin Falk, Paola Giuliano and Nathan Nunn.
41. The Politics of Marriage in Medieval India: Gender and Alliance in Rajasthan — Sabita Singh.
42. The Ulema-State Alliance: A Barrier to Democracy and Development in the Muslim World — Ahmet T Kuru.
43. Gendered Morality — Zahra Ayubi.
44. Parkinson’s Law — C Northcote Parkinson.
45. Sowmya Dhanaraj and Vidya Mahambare speak to Alice Evans on her podcast.
46. Structural Transformation and Employment Generation in India — Amit Basole.
47. Networks and Misallocation: Insurance, Migration, and the Rural-Urban Wage Gap — Kaivan Munshi and Mark Rosenzweig.
48. Curse of the Mummy‐Ji: The Influence of Mothers‐In‐Law on Women in India — S Anukriti, Catalina Herrera‐Almanza, Praveen Pathak and Mahesh Karra.
49. Gender, Intersectionality and Smartphones in Rural West Bengal — Sirpa Tenhunen.
50. Private Truths, Public Lies — Timur Kuran.
51. The Rise and Fall of Imperial China: The Social Origins of State Development — Yuhua Wang.
52. Penis pins.
53. Female Monarchs and Merchant Queens in Africa — Nwando Achebe.
54. The Enlightened Economy: Britain and the Industrial Revolution, 1700-1850 — Joel Mokyr.
55. The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa — Nathan Nunn and Leonard Wantchekon.
56. Michael Pollan on coffee.
57. Public Goods and Ethnic Divisions — Alberto Alesina, Reza Baqir and William Easterly.
58. The Progress of Humanity — Episode 101 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Steven Pinker).
59. Claiming the State — Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner.
60. Capable Women, Incapable States — Poulami Roychowdhury.
61. The Big Questions — Steven Landsburg.
62. A Godless Congregation — Amit Varma.
63. Honour and Shame: Women in Modern Iraq — Sana Al-Khayyat.

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Episode art by Simahina.