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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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Global Gender Gap Report 2012 – fragile progress for women’s political empowerment

The Global Gender Gap Report 2012 emphasizes persisting gender gap divides across and within regions. The 2012 version finds that the majority of countries have made only a slow progress on closing gender gaps. Most highly developed countries score well … Continue reading

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The Costs of Children – how Family Policies can reduce them.

In an article recently published in Population Research and Policy Review, economists Olivier Thévenon and Angela Luci discuss why and how family policies can reduce the costs of children that are beared by parents in developped countries. Image source: http://www.simpsons.wikia.comContinue reading

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UK budget cuts hit women more than men

According to research by the House of Commons library, measures announced in the comprehensive spending review in the UK will hit women twice as hard as men. Yvette Cooper, the shadow foreign secretary and shadow minister for equalities, says that … Continue reading

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The Global Gender Gap Report 2010

According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2010, the Nordic countries Iceland, Norway, Finland and Sweden continue to demonstrate the greatest equality between men and women. Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, … Continue reading

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Closing Gender Gaps Crucial to Economic Development

Four development institutions including the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP) and the Makerere University, Kampala (MUK), on Wednesday October 27, 2010 in Tunis, jointly … Continue reading

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