Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
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Evidence-based policymaking is crucial. Use our publications search to browse nearly 200 briefs which highlight the findings and policy implications of our research.
27 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Working PaperTwo for the Price of One? The Contribution to Development of the New Female Elites
This paper describes the very different role played by female elites in contemporary developing countries, as compared to the 'early' industrializing countries of the nineteenth and early twentieth century...Discrimination in employment Economic development Education, Higher
Book ChapterGender and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Issues and Evidence
From the book: Advancing DevelopmentDiscrimination in employment Economic development Education
Book ChapterGender-related Indicators of Well-being
From the book: Human Well-beingDiscrimination in employment Economic aspects (Households) Income distribution
Working PaperGender Wage Differentials in China's Urban Labour Market
This paper describes and decomposes wage differences between female and male workers...Discrimination in employment Labor market Wage differentials
Working PaperGender and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Issues and Evidence
The study suggests that gender inequality acts as a significant constraint to growth in sub-Saharan Africa, and that removing gender-based barriers to growth will make a substantial contribution to realizing Africa’s economic potential...Discrimination in employment Economic development Education
Journal ArticleForeign Trade and the Gender Earnings Differential in Urban Mexico
Part of Journal Special Issue Developing Countries in the WTO RegimeDiscrimination in employment Free trade International trade
Working PaperGender-Related Indicators of Well-Being
This paper discusses the rationale as well as the challenges involved when constructing gender-related indicators of well-being...Discrimination in employment Economic aspects (Households) Income distribution
Working PaperForeign Trade and the Gender Earnings Differential in Urban Mexico
This paper examines the effect of foreign trade induced product market competition, upon workplace gender discrimination in urban Mexico as measured by the gender earnings differential...Discrimination in employment Free trade International trade
Working PaperEconomic Reforms, Women's Employment, and Social Policies: Case Studies of China, Viet Nam, Egypt, and Cuba
Discrimination in employment Economic policy Structural adjustment (Economic policy)
Working PaperSocial Protection and Women Workers in Asia
Discrimination in employment Equality and inequality Human rights