The replication paper series (RPS) expands the benefits of 3ie’s replication programme by providing a publication and dissemination outlet for all replication studies of development impact evaluations.
The RPS publishes online and hard-copy replication studies of impact evaluations in 3ie’s online Impact Evaluation Repository, including replication studies funded by 3ie through the replication windows or produced in-house as well as independently submitted replication studies.
For more information on the guidelines and process for submissions to 3ie’s Replication Paper Series, click here.
TV, female empowerment and demographic change in rural India
3ie Replication Paper 2, 2014
In this paper, Vegard Iversen and Richard Palmer-Jones re-examine the possible causal benefits of increased cable television access on women’s status. Robert Jensen’s and Emily Oster’s paper, The power of TV: cable television and women's status in rural India, tested this hypothesis that increased cable TV access is associated with improved women’s status in rural India. They found that the spread of cable television corresponded to changes in women’s status, including decreases in the acceptability of domestic violence, fertility, and son preference and increases in autonomy.
Other replication papers
Annette N Brown, Drew B Cameron and Benjamin DK Wood