Women, Work, and the Economy : Macroeconomic Gains from Gender Equity

Author/Editor:

Katrin Elborgh-Woytek ; Monique Newiak ; Kalpana Kochhar ; Stefania Fabrizio ; Kangni R Kpodar ; Philippe Wingender ; Benedict J. Clements ; Gerd Schwartz

Publication Date:

December 1, 2013

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The proposed SDN discusses the specific macro-critical aspects of women’s participation in the labor market and the constraints that prevent women from developing their full economic potential. Building on earlier Fund analysis, work undertaken by other organizations and academic research, the SDN presents possible policies to overcome these obstacles in different types of countries.

Series:

Staff Discussion Notes No. 13/10

Subject:

Notes:

Full text also available in Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish,
Executive summary also available in French.

English

Publication Date:

December 1, 2013

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475566567/2617-6750

Stock No:

SDNEA2013010

Format:

Paper

Pages:

41

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