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The destructive effects of conflict on women and girls

Source: UN Women

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Sustainable development and gender equality – two objectives that are interdependent

Ahead of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October, UN Women released its new report, the World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2014: Gender Equality and Sustainable Development. Charting the rationale and the … Continue reading

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Politique familiale – Quel sera l’impact des nouvelles mesures?

English Version: Possible impacts of family policy reforms in France Olivier Thévenon est l’un des responsables de l’unité de recherche démographie économique de l’Ined. Ses recherches portent sur notamment sur les politiques familiales des pays de l’OCDE et la conciliation … Continue reading

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Early child care – an effective instrument to reduce inequalities

It’s a grim fact of life in the United States: Children born into poor families are sicker and die earlier than their well-off counterparts, particularly from obesity-related diseases such as heart attack and stroke. Now, new data from a famous … Continue reading

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Chômage : l’apparente égalité entre femmes et hommes

Le Monde.fr | 07.03.2014 Alors que le taux de chômage des femmes était près de deux fois supérieur à celui des hommes en 1975, l’écart semble aujourd’hui s’être complètement réduit, le taux de chômage atteignant 10,5% pour les femmes comme … Continue reading

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Does Economic Advancement ‘Cause’ a Re-increase in Fertility?

In a recently published article in European Journal of Population, researchers Olivier Thévenon and Angela Greulich empirically investigate the correlation between fertility and economic development in OECD countries (1960-2007). In the light of the recent reversal of fertility trends in … Continue reading

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De graves inégalités hommes-femmes dans la recherche mondiale

Par Pierre Barthélémy Commençons par une anecdote. En septembre 2012 paraissait dans les Proceedings de l’Académie des sciences des Etats-Unis un article relatant une expérience dont les cobayes étaient… des chercheurs américains dans les domaines de la biologie, de la chimie et de la … Continue reading

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Segregration of children into feminine and masculine – the role of toys

This little girl is holding a LEGO set. The LEGOs are not pink or “made for girls.” She isn’t even wearing pink. The copy is about “younger children” who “build for fun.” Not just “girls” who build. ALL KIDS. In … Continue reading

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Women’s rights in the Arab world

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Gender Gap Index 2013: Increased Political Participation Helps Narrow Global Gender Gap

The world’s gender gaps narrowed slightly in 2013 on the back of definite if not universal improvements in economic equality and political participation between the sexes, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2013. The eighth annual … Continue reading

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