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Journal Article
Do gender wage differences within households influence women's empowerment and welfare?: Evidence from Ghana

Using household data from the latest wave of the Ghana Living Standards Survey, this paper utilizes machine learning techniques – IV LASSO – that allows for the treatment of unconfoundedness in the selection of observables and unobservabl...

Gender wage gap Households Women's empowerment
Blog
Is sexual violence a driver of the early marriage of girls in India?
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Marriage at a younger age, generally before the legal age of marriage, is a pervasive practice in many parts of the world...

Child Marriage Women's empowerment Crime
Blog
Persistent gender roles in South Africa deprive women of leisure time
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In most countries, traditional gender roles within the household are still common due to the prevalence and persistence of patriarchal systems...

South Africa Women's empowerment Women's labour force participation
Working Paper
Do gender wage differences within households influence women’s empowerment and welfare?: Evidence from Ghana

Using household data from the latest wave of the Ghana Living Standards Survey, this paper utilizes machine learning techniques to examine the effect of gender wage differences within households on women’s empowerment and welfare in Ghana...

Gender wage gap Households Women's empowerment
Blog
COVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle: Three guiding principles for a better deal
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The world is facing an existential crisis that poses challenging questions: whether to put people and nature before owners of capital and technology; whether to protect the rights of the disadvantaged or the interests of the elite...

Decent Work Informality Women's work
Blog
Meet the women behind the Southern Africa – Towards Inclusive Economic Development programme

Globally, women are under-represented in the field of economics. Only a third of all academic research staff in the field of economics in Europe are women. In the US the share is even lower ...

Gender Women's empowerment Women's work
Journal Article
Contract Farming in Mozambique: Implications for Gender Inequalities Within and Across Rural Households

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countries

Contract farming Gender inequality Mozambique
Journal Article
Women’s Empowerment and Child Malnutrition: The Case of Mozambique

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countries

Alkire and Foster Demographic and health survey Fuzzy approach to poverty measurement
Journal Article
Introduction to Special Issue on: ‘Inequalities in the Least Developed Countries – Some Lessons from Africa’

Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countries

Economic inequality Multidimensional poverty Inequality and Well-being
Journal Special Issue
Inequalities in the least developed countries: Some lessons from Africa Inequality child malnutrition Women's empowerment
Working Paper
Changing male perceptions of gender equality: Evidence from an experimental study

Reducing gender inequality is a critically important development challenge, especially in countries with widespread and deep-rooted prejudices against women...

Gender Inequality Male perception
Policy Brief
Toward gender equity and women’s empowerment

There are three main channels of women’s empowerment: legal or policy reforms, outside economic opportunities, and collective action...

Gender Equality Discrimination
Working Paper
Contract farming in Mozambique: Implications on gender inequalities within and across rural households

This paper analyses the implication of contract farming on gender inequalities in rural Mozambique...

Contract farming Gender inequality Mozambique
Working Paper
Does women’s empowerment affect the health of children?: The case of Mozambique

In developing countries, women’s decisions concerning their children’s health depend on ‘empowerment’ concerning decision-making, husband/partner’s use of violence, woman’s attitude towards this violence, available...

Alkire and Foster Demographic and health survey Fuzzy approach to poverty measurement
Working Paper
Polygamy and female labour supply in Senegal

In this paper, we explore the links between polygyny and female labour supply in Senegal using a nationally representative survey...

Collective model Intra-household allocation Polygyny
Working Paper
Migration and the autonomy of women left behind

This paper investigates the impact of migration of male household heads on the autonomy of their spouses...

Migration Female autonomy Women's empowerment
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