NREGA: A women's programme

Studies done by scholars like Narayanan (2008), Vijayanand (2008) and Sharif (2008) show that in spite of many limitations the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) has become a women's programme. Narayanan and Vijayanand have restricted their study to one state each only, but Sharif has studied seven states. Their common conclusion is that the Act has a positive impact on women's employment opportunities and intra-household bargaining power.

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