In India, washing machines top computers in popularity4 min read 12 Dec 2016, 04:32 PM IST
A majority of Indian households own a TV while 29% own a refrigerator, according to the ICE 360 survey
In his 2010 bestselling book, 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism, Cambridge University economist Ha-Joon Chang made a somewhat provocative argument: the washing machine has changed the world more than the Internet has, he contended. By reducing the time that women traditionally spent on washing clothes, it contributed to a rise in female labour participation rates, to a decline in fertility rates, and transformed societies in the industrialized world, Chang argued.
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