Victoria Bateman
Director of Studies & Fellow, University of Cambridge

Victoria Bateman is director of studies, fellow and college lecturer in economics at Gonville and Caius College at the University of Cambridge. Her latest book is The Sex Factor: How Women Made the West Rich (2019). She lives between Cambridge and London. 

Written by Victoria Bateman

Krishna (14) married her husband Gopal when she was 11 and he was 13. The legal age for marriage in India is 18, but in poor, rural areas girls are often married young. Rajasthan, 21 January 2013. Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

Sex and prosperity

Nothing we can do will make the world more free, fair and prosperous than giving women control over their own bodies

Victoria Bateman