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Female breadwinners on the rise in Europe

By Agnese Vitali About one in three women in cohabiting or married couples in the UK earned more than 50% of their household income in 2010, according to the Family Resources Survey, up from one in ten in 1980. But … Continue reading

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Japan’s ticking demographic time bomb

Insufficient gender equality lead to Japan’s fertility levels being way beyond replacement level. In Japan, it is more or less impossible for women to combine a professional career with having children. This will harm the socioeconomic equilibrium of the country. … Continue reading

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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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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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Can cash transfers increase fertility rates?

Most developed countries with relatively high fertility rates around replacement level (2,1 children per women), like France or the Nordic countries, have a comprehensive mix of different family policy instruments. The reason why these countries have been experiencing a re-increase … Continue reading

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The Impact of Family Policies on Fertility Trends in Developed Countries

A new article has been published in the European Journal of Population on fertility and family policies in Europe. Here is the abstract and the link to the article: Abstract We examine how strongly fertility trends respond to family policies … Continue reading

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