NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Local Industrial Structures and Female Entrepreneurship in India

Ejaz Ghani, William R. Kerr, Stephen D. O'Connell

NBER Working Paper No. 17596
Issued in November 2011

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We thank Ahmad Ahsan, Muhamad Amin, Mehtabul Azam, Rajeev Dehejia, Arti Grover, Debasree Das Gupta, Lakshmi Iyer, Henry Jewell, Arvind Panagariya, and Hyoung Gun Wang for helpful comments on this work. We thank the World Bank's South Asia Labor Flagship team for providing the primary datasets used in this paper. We are particularly indebted to Shanthi Nataraj for sharing her wisdom regarding the industrial survey data. Funding for this project was provided by World Bank and Multi-Donor Trade Trust Fund. The views expressed here are those of the authors and not of any institution they may be associated with, nor of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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