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Twelfth Plan: Patriarchy as Macroeconomic Construct

Crucial in relation to the ongoing debate on engendering the Twelfth Plan is the incorporation of the myriad manifestations of the patriarchal-macroeconomic construct. The foundations of financial and monetary structures and policies are closely integrated with women's multiple economic roles. This article focuses on the gendered ideological underpinnings of the prevailing macroeconomic architecture.

Twelfth Plan: Patriarchy as Macroeconomic Construct rising quite dramatically to almost twofths in the last few years. Similarly, the share of moneylenders in non-institutional credit which had declined from 70% in Ritu Dewan 1951 to barely 17% prior to liberalisation, has increased to almost 27% (RBI 2006). It is precisely at this point that gender

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