Does Gender Inequality Hinder Development and Economic Growth? Evidence and Policy Implications

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Oriana Bandiera; Ashwini Natraj;
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank
  • Journal: The World Bank Research Observer,volume 28,issue 1 2,pages2-21
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/wbro/lks012
  • Subject: rights for women | Gender | gender equality | educational attainment | wage discrimination | girls | labor force | gender roles | labor market | wage gap | female labor force | gender gaps | female labor | labor force participation | gender disparities | gender gap | female education | female labor force participation | maternal mortality | Gender and Development,Population Policies,Gender and Law,Gender and Health,Achieving Shared Growth | Gender Inequality

Does the existing evidence support policies that foster growth by reducing gender inequality? We argue that the evidence based on differences across countries is of limited use for policy design because it does not identify the causal link from inequality to growth. Thi... View more
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