Female Entrepreneurship and the Burden of House Work: A Randomised Experiment on the Role of Access to Light

Friday, 7 April, 2017
Abstract: 
This novel experiment finds evidence that small-scale lighting solutions can help households living in off-grid rural areas to shift from farm to non-farm livelihoods, thereby helping stimulate the very first steps in the direction of economic transformation of rural communities. However, the experiment does not find evidence indicating that access to light advances the economic empowerment of women.