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Working Paper
Closing the gap: Gender and innovation

Innovation generally takes place in male-dominated industries. A gender gap might therefore exist...

female-owned enterprises Gender gap Innovation
Working Paper
The impact of the Employment Equity Act on female inter-industry labour mobility and the gender wage gap in South Africa

The Employment Equity Act No. 55 of 1998 was introduced by the South African government to address the legacy of apartheid and ensure equitable representation of black people and women in the South African labour market...

Employment Equity Act Gender gap gender wage gap
Seminar
Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso on gender gap and firm performance in developing countries

Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 10 October 2019. Abstract – Gender gap and firm performance in developing countries This paper uses firm-level data from the World Bank Enterprise Survey (WBES) to...

10 October 2019
UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki, Finland
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Research Brief
The gender wage gap in post-apartheid South Africa

The World Bank reports that the world loses US$160 trillion in human capital wealth due to gender wage inequality every year. Inequality is not just an issue of fairness...

Labour force participation Gender gap wage gap
Journal Article
Skills, personality traits, and gender wage gaps: Evidence from Bangladesh

We use a recent first-hand linked employer–employee survey covering the formal sector of Bangladesh to explain gender wage gaps by the inclusion of measures of cognitive attainment and personality traits...

Gender gap Income inequality Cognitive ability
Report
Myanmar Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises 2018 Qualitative Study

The purpose of this report is to give a nuanced picture of the SME business environment in Myanmar as a complement to the 2017 MSME quantitative survey conducted within the project ‘ Towards Inclusive Development in Myanmar ’...

SMEs Manufacturing Informal sector
Working Paper
Distributional changes in the gender wage gap in the post-apartheid South African labour market

This paper investigates the evolution of the gender wage gap in South Africa, using the 1993–2015 Post-Apartheid Labour Market Series data set. The changes in the gap are heterogeneous across the wage distribution...

Labour force participation Gender gap wage gap
Journal Article
Social norms and female labor participation in Brazil

Part of Journal Special Issue Female Autonomy and Women’s Welfare

Female labour force Gender gap Identity
Working Paper
Puzzle me this?: The Vietnamese reverse gender education gap

We investigate within the context of Vietnam how circumstances at age 15 or 16 relate to completion of upper secondary education four years later...

Gender Education access to education
Working Paper
Skills, personality traits, and gender wage gaps: Evidence from Bangladesh

We use a recent first-hand linked employer-employee survey covering the formal sector of Bangladesh to explain gender wage gaps by the inclusion of measures of cognitive attainment and personality traits...

Gender gap Income inequality Cognitive ability
Working Paper
Gender identity and female labour supply in Brazil

Over the last half-century, the role of women in society has changed substantially. However, the gender income gap and the difference in labour force participation persist...

Female labour force Gender gap Identity
Working Paper
Gender divide in agricultural productivity in Mozambique

In this study we analyze the gender gap in agricultural productivity in Mozambique applying the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition approach on data from four agricultural surveys between 2002 and 2012...

Gender gap Agricultural productivity Mozambique
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