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Brief 8: The Impact of the Crisis on Women United States: The Continued Need for Social Sector StimulusAssociation for Women's Rights in Development, 2010While many characterise the recent crisis in the United States (U.S.) as a ‘man-cession,’ such analysis discounts the important impacts on women and families. The effect on these groups is particularly crucial given the ‘invisible’ space that a large degree of female labour occupies. Government responses thus far have largely favoured male job retention and creation.Document
Brief 7: The Impact of the Crisis on Women The Global Economic Crisis and Gender Relations: The Greek CaseAssociation for Women's Rights in Development, 2010The Greek case shows that the economic crises and its attendant ‘recovery programmes’ within the eurozone are hitting both men and women hard, but in gender differentiated ways. They are also causing crises in the largely invisible unpaid care economy, where women bear the brunt of the unpaid work burden.DocumentAssociation for Women's Rights in Development, 2010In all countries in Eastern Europe, poverty is highest among children and youth. Young women and men are the hardest hit due to the privatisation of education, housing, and flexibilisation of labour markets. A new category of the working poor has emerged: those barely surviving and with no chance of accumulating savings for future pensions.DocumentAssociation for Women's Rights in Development, 2010While the global economic crisis has hit all Western European countries, it has taken different forms with diverse ‘recovery’ programmes leading to differing impacts on women and gender roles.DocumentAssociation for Women's Rights in Development, 2010The negative trends of the global economic and financial crisis remained in Central Asia throughout 2010. This policy brief reviews the impacts of the crisis on women including rising unemployment, migration, wage discrimination and lack of basic social protection in the female-intensive garment industry. There are examples from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan.DocumentAssociation for Women's Rights in Development, 2010Policy-makers in Asia tend to see the global recession as a mere blip in a process of continuing and dynamic economic growth.DocumentAssociation for Women's Rights in Development, 2010What is the visible impact of the systematic crisis we are experiencing on the situation of women in the region through a Latin American perspective? This brief paper analyses the signs of recovery in several countries in the Latin American region while pointing out the gaps in the formal labour market indicators that evidence the unequal economic prospects for women.Document
Local skill concentrations and district employment growth: A Spatial simultaneous equation approach for IndiaIndira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014Employment data available for India specify only total number of workers (including self-employed and those with regular and casual jobs) in a given year. The focus of this paper is to explore the role of spatial distribution of skills in explaining differential growth rates of employment across Indian districts between the years 2001 and 2011 by using data from Census of India.DocumentIndira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) was notified on September 5, 2005 and implemented in three phases covering all districts over time. Although the focus is on augmenting wage employment, it is ambitious in scope and aims to accomplish a number of things.DocumentIndira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014Several countries in the Asia-Pacific region are experiencing demographic changes. Over 60 per cent of the world's youth live in Asia and the Pacific, which translates into more than 750 million young women and men aged 15 to 24 years. They represent a key asset for the countries of this region.