Scientific Publication

Women's empowerment, extended families and male migration in Nepal: Insights from mixed methods analysis


•Combining qualitative and quantitative methods sheds new light on women's empowerment processes.
•Upper caste Nepali women are disempowered by patriarchy; lower caste women by poverty and patriarchy.
•Non-migrant husbands mediate the disempowering effects of living with in-laws.
•Control over time, not just hours worked, is an important component of empowerment.