Economic empowerment programs that target women may have an unintended effect: They help men instead.
- Nora Haenn
- The Conversation
A growing number of economic development programs worldwide provide cash specifically to women in poor communities.
Giving women access to money empowers them, the theory goes.
And empowered women – especially mothers – can lift entire families out of poverty.
Bangladesh’s Grameen Bank won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2006 for launching a microloan program just for women.
Nine Indian states give small sums of cash to…