India’s gender gap in mobile phone usage is fourth highest in world

According to a new Harvard Kennedy School study—with Harvard Pop Center faculty member Rohini Pande and recent Harvard Bell Fellow Natalia Rigol among its authors—men in India are 33 percentage points more likely than women to own a cell phone, on average. Learn how this imbalance can influence other forms of inequalities in this news piece on

Cell phone gender gap in India and why it matters

In this piece on IndianXpress, Harvard Pop Center faculty member Rohini Pande, PhD, explains how the cell phone gender gap in India (33% of women use cell phones compared to 77% of men) can negatively impact women economically by limiting access to: job opportunities; information regarding best prices for market goods; and mobile money.