Joyce Wamoyi, Kirsten Stoebena, Natalia Bobrova, T. Abramsky, Charlotte Watts / 2016
Young women aged 15 to 24 years in sub-Saharan Africa continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV. A growing number of studies have suggested that the practice of transactional sex may in part explain women's heightened risk, but evidence on the association between transactional sex and HIV has not yet been synthesized.
F. Feruglio, N. Lestari, E. Bell, K. Brock / Institute of Development Studies UK, 2017
Barriers to young (especially unmarried) women’s participation in public spaces include the prevailing view that doing so violates social norms, young women’s often low level of education, and family expectations. Many young women have internalised their marginalisation and lack the confidence to participate in community forums.
M. Gadallah, R. Roushdy, M. Sieverding / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2017
Change in gender role attitudes is a neglected dimension of research on the transition to adulthood in the Middle East and North Africa that has broad implications for young people’s outcomes, as well as attitudinal change in the region over time.
M. Sieverding, R. Roushdy, M. Gadallah / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2017
Cross-nationally, having a working mother during childhood is associated with more egalitarian attitudes among both adult men and women. However, no previous studies have explored this relationship in the Middle East and North Africa, where women’s employment rates have remained persistently low.
Barbara Harriss-White / Council for Social Development, India, 2015
This paper examines the ubiquitous formal-informal duality of Indian economy through a case study of Arni, a Moffusil town of Northern Tamil Nadu. Arni is populated by about one lakh people; the majority of them are low castes. Informal sector dominates the economy of the town, but formal-informal linkages are strong and visible everywhere.