Women's Economic Empowerment in Latin America and the Caribbean : Policy Lessons from the World Bank Gender Action Plan

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World Bank (2012)
  • Publisher: Washington, DC
  • Subject: YOUNG WOMEN | GENDER­SENSITIVE | WORKING WOMEN | SEXUAL HARASSMENT | WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS | TRADITIONAL GENDER ROLES | ADOLESCENT FERTILITY | RISKY BEHAVIOR | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT | INFORMATION CAMPAIGNS | REPRODUCTIVE ROLES | SENSITIVE POLICIES | SOCIAL SERVICES | SECONDARY SCHOOL | FEMALE EDUCATION | VICTIMS | ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE | ADOLESCENTS | PREGNANCY | HUMAN RESOURCES | ACCESS TO MARKETS | EARLY CHILDHOOD | REPRODUCTIVE NEEDS | PEACE | DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS | ABUSE | DISADVANTAGED WOMEN | WOMEN EMPLOYMENT | SOCIAL MARKETING | WATER COLLECTION | LAND OWNERSHIP | WOMEN EQUALITY | LABOR MARKETS | DIVORCE | PUBLIC SERVICES | ACCESS TO INFORMATION | AFFIRMATIVE ACTION | TECHNICAL SKILLS | GENDER TRAINING | HUMAN CAPITAL | NATIONAL ISSUE | RATES OF GROWTH | SEX | WATER SUPPLY | NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN | SELF-CONFIDENCE | TRANSPORTATION | HOUSEHOLD INCOME | FERTILITY RATES | ACCESS TO SERVICES | AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICIES | LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES | MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS | PROGRESS | GENDER ISSUES | MATERNAL MORTALITY | EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY | AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION | CHILDBEARING | GIRLS | LARGE FAMILIES | ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES | CARE FOR CHILDREN | FEMALE PARTICIPANTS | SOCIAL SECURITY | ETHNIC GROUPS | FEMALE LABOR | GENDER EQUITY | GENDER DIVISION OF LABOR | BIRTHS | JOB TRAINING | RESPECT | LIFE EXPECTANCY | LIVE BIRTHS | LABOR CODE | URBAN WOMEN | ACCESS TO NETWORKS | GENDER INEQUALITY | NUMBER OF WOMEN | CULTURAL VALUES | POOR WOMEN | CHILD CARE | SERVICE DELIVERY | SKILLED HEALTH PERSONNEL | GENDER SENSITIZATION | CENSUSES | FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS | CHILD-CARE | INDIGENOUS PEOPLE | INFORMAL SECTOR | GENDER EQUALITY | WORK EXPERIENCE | INEQUITIES | URBAN AREAS | LABOR FORCE | GENDER ROLES | WORKING MOTHERS | DEVELOPING COUNTRIES | FEMALE LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION | JOB-SEEKERS | UNITED NATIONS | MATERNAL MORTALITY RATIOS | ACCESS TO HEALTH | SOCIAL SERVICE | DISSEMINATION | LABOR FORCE PARTICIPATION | GENDER GAP | HUSBANDS | MATERNITY LEAVE | INTEGRATION OF WOMEN | PHYSICAL ABUSE | PROPORTION OF WOMEN | CONTROL OVER RESOURCES | LIFE SKILLS | LIFELONG LEARNING | REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH | PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN | PRENATAL CARE | INEQUALITY | ACCESS TO EDUCATION | EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES | ECONOMIC RIGHTS | UNEMPLOYMENT | ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES | ACCESS FOR WOMEN | MASS COMMUNICATION | RIGHTS FOR WOMEN | WOMAN | GENDER | WDR | ECONOMIC GROWTH | CHILD DEVELOPMENT | GENDER DIFFERENCES | HOUSEHOLD FOOD SECURITY | COUNTRY GENDER ASSESSMENT | LOCAL COMMUNITY | OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN | ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY | TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE | SECONDARY EDUCATION | GENDER DISCRIMINATION | VIOLENCE | LEVELS OF EDUCATION | SAFETY NET | CAREER DEVELOPMENT | VOCATIONAL TRAINING | PENSIONS | SKILLS DEVELOPMENT | Gender - Gender and Development Health, Nutrition and Population - Population Policies Social Protections and Labor - Labor Markets Gender - Gender and Law Education - Primary Education | POLICY MAKERS | UNIFEM | SOCIAL NORMS | BUSINESS WOMEN | GENDER BARRIERS | SELF-ESTEEM | UNEMPLOYMENT RATES | ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN | FEMALE WORKERS | DISABILITY | INHERITANCE | GENDER ACTION | EQUAL RIGHTS | LABOR SUPPLY | NUMBER OF CHILDREN | CONFLICT RESOLUTION | QUALITY OF EDUCATION | FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION | INDIGENOUS WOMEN | EQUAL PAY | GOVERNMENT AGENCIES | GENDER VIOLENCE | WORK FORCE | EQUAL ACCESS | EMPOWERING WOMEN | FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES | FAMILY STRUCTURES | RURAL POVERTY | EARTHQUAKE | WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE | FEMALE FARMERS | HOUSEHOLD WORK | NUTRITION | LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES | ECONOMIC RESOURCES | GENDER APPROACH | QUALITY OF LIFE | POLITICAL PARTICIPATION | DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN | EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT | PROMOTING GENDER EQUITY | YOUNG PEOPLE | LABOR MARKET | PRODUCTIVITY | FEMALE LABOR FORCE | POLITICAL PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN | WOMEN FARMERS | HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT | DOMESTIC WORKERS | ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES | LOWER FERTILITY | RIGHTS OF WOMEN | RURAL WOMEN | REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH INFORMATION | SUBSISTENCE FARMING | SOCIAL STATUS | FAMILY STRUCTURE | HUMAN DEVELOPMENT | LEVEL OF EDUCATION | DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES | FOOD SECURITY | GENDER GAPS | HOUSEHOLD CHORES | ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

Group s gender action plan (GAP) trust fund has financed a series of programs to promote gender equality by empowering women to compete in key markets: land, labor, agriculture, finance and the private sector. Work and family: Latin American and the Caribbean women in search of a new balance offer new analysis of how household decision-making and allocation of resources affects female labor market outcomes in the region. This project summarizes over half a decade of gender-related activities, training, research and results in Latin America and the Caribbean. All of the GAP-funded cases chosen for this project provide succinct policy lessons that were: innovative; results-driven (impact was measured or documented); policy relevant (clear indications for policy makers); methodologically strong; have potential for scaling up or replication. The chapters present policy lessons organized around four themes of vital importance to women and their families: (A) access to labor markets; (B) improved workplace conditions, (C) entrepreneurial and income-earning opportunities, and (D) increased land titling and agricultural productivity. And this project includes five chapters: chapter one is key issues for women s economic empowerment in Latin; chapter two is boosting women s labor force participation; chapter three is good gender practices in the workplace; chapter four is promoting income-generating opportunities in urban and rural contexts; chapter five is women s productivity in agriculture.
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    8. Chioda, Garcia-v erdu, muñoz-Boudet 2011.

    9. UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean 2010.

    10. World Bank 2011a.

    11. Ibid.

    12. Ibid.

    13. World Bank 2011e.

    14. Ibid.

    15. World Bank 2012.

    16. Chioda, Garcia-v erdu, muñoz-Boudet 2011. See also GenderStats database: http://go.worldbank.org/ mRER20PmE0

    17. The mm R is 190 per 100,000 live births in Bolivia, 110 in Ecuador, 120 in Guatemala, 130 in Suriname, 150 in Dominican Republic, 280 in Guyana and 350 in Haiti. Source: World Bank GenderStats database.

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