Feminist economics posts

Tag "FLFP"

The IMF on gender and macro policy: Feminist economics education recommended

Women need access to income and, as a result, they need good jobs. That is not news. But according to the IMF (Elborgh-Woytek, et al. 2013), the breaking news is that having more women in paid work will make our economies grow faster. So far, so good. But what about the emphasis on good jobs? […]

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The Conundrum of Women’s Economic Empowerment in MENA

Thanks in large part to Nelson Mandela, the world came to understand the malice of apartheid. But alas, economic apartheid in South Africa remains neither understood nor close to being resolved. The country continues to be divided into the “haves” and “have nots.” Ironically, but not surprisingly, the division falls along the same racial lines […]

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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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