Feminist economics posts

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New Wave of Austerity Puts Gender Equality (and the SDGs) at Risk

When Agenda 2030 was adopted in September 2015, women’s rights organizations were pleased to see much of what they had been advocating reflected in the new agenda. Moving beyond the narrow goals and targets of the MDGs, not only has the process of defining the new agenda been more inclusive, and its scope universal and […]

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The latest step toward expanding equality for LGBT employees

Several weeks ago, President Obama took a big step toward equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S.  He signed an executive order that forbids employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity by federal contractors that sell goods and services to the U.S. government.  This marks the first time […]

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Booming urban India, stagnating female labor force participation: What gives?

Stephan Klasen and Janneke Pieters India’s economy has grown fast over the past two decades as women started having fewer children, schooling rates increased rapidly accompanied by decline in the education gender gap, and the labor market returns to education increased. Despite these changes, all of which should have promoted rising participation, urban women’s labor […]

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