Monthly Archives: January 2012

Economists for gender quotas in parliaments!

Around the world, women are still largely underrepresented in politics. Can political affirmative action for women reduce this gender bias? While women have the legal right to equal participation in politics in almost every country around the world, they remain … Continue reading

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Revolution of Family Policies in France!?

The French family tax splitting (quotient familial) not only favours high-income families, but in particular couples which great earnings disparities and hereby a traditional male breadwinner model of the family. The abolishment of the family tax splitting in France would … Continue reading

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Women’s legal rights – progress and backlashes

In every region of the world, there has been a significant progress on legal reform to expand the scope of women’s rights. Law implementation and enforcement improves women’s access to justice and therefore can advance gender equality. However, a lot … Continue reading

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