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Working Paper
Civil wars and stumbling of patriarchal societies: The reconstruction of gender relations in post-conflict Liberia

This research project traces how women’s participation in the Liberian civil wars, as combatants and peace agents, reconstructs gender relations in the post-civil war context...

Liberia Civil conflict Women
Journal Article
Changing male perceptions of gender equality: Evidence from a randomised controlled trial study

In this study, we use a randomized control trial to examine whether asking Vietnamese men to reflect on gender equality can reduce their gender bias...

Gender Inequality Male perception
Working Paper
The COVID-19 pandemic and poor women’s agency: A case of domestic workers in Delhi

Studies on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have demonstrated that poor women have been the worst sufferers in terms of pay cuts and job losses. Women are the hardest hit also at the household level...

Agency Cooperative conflicts Domestic workers
Annual Lecture
Women’s struggle for land in South Asia: Can legal reforms trump social norms? Gender Land rights Social norms
Working Paper
Physical proximity and occupational employment change by gender during the COVID-19 pandemic

Previous economic downturns such as the 2008–09 Global Financial Crisis disproportionately affected male employment due to greater contractions in industries typically filled by men (e.g., manufacturing)...

COVID-19 Gender Employment
Research Brief
Are women’s labour force participation rates improving in sub-Saharan Africa?

Several sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries have achieved substantial economic growth in the past 30 years. Likewise, access to education has considerably expanded, as reflected in rising enrolment rates for both men and women...

Labour supply Gender Sub-Saharan Africa
Working Paper
Social protection for working-age women in Tanzania: Exploring past policy trajectories and simulating future paths

Tanzania has expanded its social protection framework significantly over the past decade, but the country continues to grapple with important gender inequalities...

Social protection Tanzania Women
Journal Article
Female labor force participation in sub-Saharan Africa: A cohort analysis

Female labor force participation rates have been stagnating despite rising female education in sub-Saharan Africa since the turn of the millennium...

Labour supply Gender Sub-Saharan Africa
Working Paper
Employment policy in Mainland Tanzania: what’s in it for women?

Tanzania has experienced relatively strong and stable economic growth accompanied by social stability over the past two decades. The country is also pursuing an ambitious development plan with significant employment objectives...

Employment policy Gender Women
Ashwini Deshpande and Janneke Pieters on women’s work
8 March 2022
Online, Helsinki, Finland
Past event
The COVID-19 crisis, informal workers, and gender — understanding the intersections

The COVID-19 crisis — the pandemic, restrictions, and recession — has not been a grand leveler...

Equality and inequality COVID-19 Gender
Working Paper
Exploring social policy trajectories in Mainland Tanzania: Driving for gender-inclusive development?

In July 2020, the United Republic of Tanzania gained the status of a lower-middle-income country. This came after two decades of significant social policy reforms and transformations in the country’s economic structures...

Social policy Gender Tanzania
Why women are made to rely on vulnerable work

The gender pay-gap is one of the foremost indicators of gender inequality and thus a guide for women’s economic empowerment policies...

Gender Gender gap Developing countries
Journal Article
Finance, gender and entrepreneurship: India’s informal sector firms

Part of Journal Special Issue What sustains informality

Entrepreneurship Financial constraints Gender
Journal Article
On the link between managerial attributes and firm access to formal credit in Myanmar

Using a survey of enterprises in Myanmar, we examine demand for formal credit and the extent to which firms are self-constrained by not applying for credit or if they apply and are constrained by bank’s rejections...

Formal credit Gender Personality traits
Working Paper
The gender productivity gap: Evidence from the Indian informal sector

We examine the patterns and correlates of the productivity gap between male-owned and female-owned firms for informal enterprises in India...

Gender Productivity gap India
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