ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Critique of Gender Development Index-Towards an Alternative

Towards an Alternative Indira Hirway Darshini Mahadevia Holding the Gender Development Index (GDI) and the Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM) devised by the UNDP to be unsatisfactory, the authors present an alternative conceptual framework for measuring gender development in the south at the individual and societal levels and compute their Gender Development Measure (GDM) for 15 major states in India.

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