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Explaining low employment rates among older women in urban China
W. Jin / Institute for Fiscal Studies, London 2017
In China, the employment rate among middle-aged and older urban residents is exceptionally low. For example, 27% of 55-64-year-old urban women were in work in 2013, compared to more than 50% in UK, Thailand and Philippines. ...
Young women and work in Nigeria: how young women, including those with disabilities, can be supported to find employment and earn an income
Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme 2017
While the current Nigerian government’s commitment to youth employment is evident in the investments being made  through these youth employment and empowerment programmes, this study provides further evidence that such schem...
Assessment of women’s livelihood needs in three eco-zones of Bangladesh
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women 2014
Evidently women are more severely affected by climate change and natural disasters because of their social roles, discrimination and poverty. In rural Bangladesh they are specially vulnerable since they are highly dependent on local n...
Does microcredit reduce gender gap in employment? An application of decomposition analysis to Egypt
M.E.H. Arouri; N.V. Cuong / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2016
Although gender equality has received a great deal of attention from policymakers as well as researchers, there is still as a large gap between men and women in labor market, especially in Arab societies. ...
M. Huber; M. Zupancic 2016
In 2011, Women for Women International (WfWI) received a three-year grant from Human Dignity Foundation (HDF) for its programme, “Stronger Women, Stronger Afghanistan.” The overall goal of WfWI’s Afghanistan programme i...
Collaborating for women’s economic, social and political empowerment: India and Africa
Knowledge Partnership Programme 2015
Over one third of the world’s poor reside in Africa and though over the last century African countries have made significant strides in promoting gender equity, the equality in society in terms of access and control over family, ...
Gender inequality, risk and vulnerability in the rural economy: refocusing the public works agenda to take account of economic and social risks
R. Holmes; N. Jones / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2011
Although the gender-specific challenges of women’s largely unequal involvement in agricultural activities are generally well-articulated, social protection policy and programming have not adequately recognised the gendered exper...
Work and welfare: revisiting the linkages from a gender perspective
S. Cook; S, Razavi / Political and Social Economy of Care (UNRISD) 2012
This paper takes a gender perspective to examine the relationship between employment and social policy. It challenges key assumptions about the translation of patterns of growth into welfare outcomes that are made in most poverty- and...
Making women’s work visible: finance for rural women
Women's World Banking 2014
Globally more than one billion women have no interaction with a bank or financial service provider. Rural women face unique challenges and limitations. They have, on average, lower levels of literacy and education than men, and genera...
Micro-credit as a strategy for poverty alleviation among women entrepreneurs in Nasarawa State, Nigeria
A. J. Idris; K. C. Agbim 2015
All over the world, poor people are routinely excluded from the formal finance system, ranging from full exclusion in developing countries, to partial exclusion even in developed countries. This fact contributes to making poverty a ma...
Items 1 to 10 of 141

Items 1 to 10 of 141

Explaining low employment rates among older women in urban China
W. Jin / Institute for Fiscal Studies, London 2017
In China, the employment rate among middle-aged and older urban residents is exceptionally low. For example, 27% of 55-64-year-old urban women were in work in 2013, compared to more than 50% in UK, Thailand and Philippines. ...
Young women and work in Nigeria: how young women, including those with disabilities, can be supported to find employment and earn an income
Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme 2017
While the current Nigerian government’s commitment to youth employment is evident in the investments being made  through these youth employment and empowerment programmes, this study provides further evidence that such schem...
Assessment of women’s livelihood needs in three eco-zones of Bangladesh
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women 2014
Evidently women are more severely affected by climate change and natural disasters because of their social roles, discrimination and poverty. In rural Bangladesh they are specially vulnerable since they are highly dependent on local n...
Does microcredit reduce gender gap in employment? An application of decomposition analysis to Egypt
M.E.H. Arouri; N.V. Cuong / Economic Research Forum, Egypt 2016
Although gender equality has received a great deal of attention from policymakers as well as researchers, there is still as a large gap between men and women in labor market, especially in Arab societies. ...
M. Huber; M. Zupancic 2016
In 2011, Women for Women International (WfWI) received a three-year grant from Human Dignity Foundation (HDF) for its programme, “Stronger Women, Stronger Afghanistan.” The overall goal of WfWI’s Afghanistan programme i...
Collaborating for women’s economic, social and political empowerment: India and Africa
Knowledge Partnership Programme 2015
Over one third of the world’s poor reside in Africa and though over the last century African countries have made significant strides in promoting gender equity, the equality in society in terms of access and control over family, ...
Gender inequality, risk and vulnerability in the rural economy: refocusing the public works agenda to take account of economic and social risks
R. Holmes; N. Jones / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2011
Although the gender-specific challenges of women’s largely unequal involvement in agricultural activities are generally well-articulated, social protection policy and programming have not adequately recognised the gendered exper...
Work and welfare: revisiting the linkages from a gender perspective
S. Cook; S, Razavi / Political and Social Economy of Care (UNRISD) 2012
This paper takes a gender perspective to examine the relationship between employment and social policy. It challenges key assumptions about the translation of patterns of growth into welfare outcomes that are made in most poverty- and...
Making women’s work visible: finance for rural women
Women's World Banking 2014
Globally more than one billion women have no interaction with a bank or financial service provider. Rural women face unique challenges and limitations. They have, on average, lower levels of literacy and education than men, and genera...
Micro-credit as a strategy for poverty alleviation among women entrepreneurs in Nasarawa State, Nigeria
A. J. Idris; K. C. Agbim 2015
All over the world, poor people are routinely excluded from the formal finance system, ranging from full exclusion in developing countries, to partial exclusion even in developed countries. This fact contributes to making poverty a ma...
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