Journal Article
Female autonomy and women's welfare

An introduction

Together, the papers in this symposium shed light on the importance of extra‐household factors for intra‐household bargaining and welfare of women. Better policy and policy implementation can support in achieving the goal of gender equity.

However, as is evident, there is no one‐size‐fits‐all solution to bring women to parity in heterogeneous contexts. This implies that continued policy research adapted to specific country contexts and with impact remains a high priority. While much has been achieved, the glass is far from “half full” when it comes to gender equality and female empowerment.

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