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Finance & Development, June 2013

This paper highlights that one of the most dramatic developments in the 20th century was the entry of women into economic and political spheres previously occupied almost exclusively by men. Although women are making progress in eliminating gender disparities, they still lag men in the workplace and in the halls of government. These gaps are found throughout the world, but are particularly pronounced in developing economies. So far, the greatest success has been in reducing education and health disparities and the least in increasing women’s economic and political influence
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; DEPARTMENTS; In Brief; People in Economics; Solving History's Puzzles; FEATURES; A WOMAN'S WORLD; Women at Work: Reductions in gender disparity don't translate to equal opportunity; Different Sight Lines: U.S. economists' views vary by gender, with potential implications for national policymaking; Women in Charge: A policy experiment in India suggests that placing female leaders in positions of power can dramatically change public attitudes; Chart; Chart 1 Women leaders; Chart 2 Changing minds; Chart 3 Dreaming bigger
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non fiction
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1 online resource (60 p.)
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