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

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Updating of Beliefs among Rural Indian Women

Changing One's Mind?

How do people reassess their beliefs in the light of new information? Do people follow the Bayesian rule of utility maximisation? Or are there other aspects that people take into account when updating their beliefs? In order to better understand this process, experiments were conducted amongst rural women in Uttar Pradesh. The results and questions this study throws up are discussed here.

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