Monthly Archives: March 2013

Japan – hard times for working mothers

Japanese women are more likely to have a university degree than men, and the number of women in employment has been rising steadily for 10 years – but, for a range of reasons, a woman who has had children still … Continue reading

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Equal Pay Day 2013: Warum verdienen Frauen immer noch weniger als Männer?

Am 21. März, dem Equal Pay Day, protestieren Frauen weltweit gegen die Lohnlücke. Der Lohnunterschied zwischen Männern und Frauen ist nach wie vor enorm in Deutschland. Warum ändert sich so wenig? Bis zum 21. März – und damit 80 Tage … Continue reading

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Drivers of gender inequality in developing countries – the Social Institutions and Gender Index 2012

There is widespread consensus that gender equality is a prerequisite for development, growth and poverty reduction. In recent decades, policy makers and researchers have increasingly turned attention and resources to closing gender gaps on key economic and social indicators, yet … Continue reading

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