Tag Archives: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

Empowering women by microfinance!?

Against the background of an increasing feminization of poverty in the developing world, microfinance programs represent important means for promoting women’s empowerment. However, most of these programs are only focussed on individual and purely economic empowerment but do not involve … Continue reading

Posted in English articles | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Why French women suceed better in balancing work and family life than German women.

Although Germany and France bear many similarities regarding economics, politics and institutions as compared to other European countries, the birth rate and full-time female labour force participation rate are significantly lower in Germany. Both in France and in Germany, there … Continue reading

Posted in English articles | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment