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Working Women on Indian TV

Tallying the number of fictional female characters who work on Indian television evening soaps. We find that 36.6% of the female characters of working age work. The proportion varies considerably across shows, spanning 0 and 1. The standard deviation is .30.

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The data were collected between September and November, 2015. For now, we have data on 172 characters covering 20 shows. If you see an inconsistency in the data, or have a suggestion, or some data that you would like to contribute to the project, please create a pull request.

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Asha Sood and Gaurav Sood

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Scripts, figures, and writing are released under CC BY 2.0.

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Employment Status of Female Characters on Indian Television Soaps

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