Street harassment effects on college choice

April 20, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Many women in India attend lower ranked colleges not because of having lower test scores than their male counterparts, but because of street harassment, which leads them to choose schools along public transportation routes where harassment is less common. In "Safety First: Street Harassment and Women’s Educational Choices in India," PSTC Trainee Girija Borker (Economics) describes her research, which is the "first study to assess the effects of street harassment on women’s college choice."