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Gender and its Relevance to Macroeconomic Policy :, A Survey, Janet Stotsky

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Gender and its Relevance to Macroeconomic Policy :, A Survey, Janet Stotsky
Language
eng
Abstract
This survey examines the implications of gender differences in economic behavior for macroeconomic policy. It finds that reducing gender inequality and improving the status of women may contribute to higher rates of economic growth and greater macroeconomic stability. Women's relative lack of opportunities in developing countries inhibits economic growth, while, at the same time, economic growth leads to a reduction in their disadvantaged condition. Equality of opportunity in labor and financial markets is critical to enabling women to take full advantage of improved macroeconomic conditions. Macroeconomic policies should take into account the benefits of reducing gender inequalities, especially in the lowest-income countries where these differences are most pronounced, and should consider the potentially harsher short-term effects of economic austerity measures on women to avoid exacerbating gender inequalities
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international or intergovernmental publication
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Gender and its Relevance to Macroeconomic Policy :
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Oclc number
694141149
Responsibility statement
Janet Stotsky
Series statement
IMF Working Papers
Sub title
A Survey
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""I. INTRODUCTION""; ""II. GENDER DIFFERENCES IN BEHAVIOR AND MACROECONOMIC OUTCOMES""; ""III. GENDER INEQUALITIES AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: A SIMULTANEOUS RELATIONSHIP""; ""IV. GENDER INEQUALITIES IN LABOR AND FINANCIAL MARKETS""; ""V. GENDER, ECONOMIC INSTABILITY, AND ADJUSTMENT""; ""VI. SUMMARY OF SURVEY ON GENDER AND MACROECONOMICS""; ""REFERENCES""
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