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    Brief 4: Impacts of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis on Women in Central Asia

    Association for Women's Rights in Development, 2010
    The 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.
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    Impacts of the global crisis on women in developing Asia

    Association for Women's Rights in Development, 2010
    Policy-makers in Asia tend to see the global recession as a mere blip in a process of continuing and dynamic economic growth.
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    Brief 1: The Impact of the Crisis on Women in Latin America

    Association for Women's Rights in Development, 2010
    What 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.
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    Local skill concentrations and district employment growth: A Spatial simultaneous equation approach for India

    Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014
    Employment 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.
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    MGNREGA works and their impacts: A Rapid assessment in Maharashtra

    Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014
    The 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.
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    Creating youth employment in Asia

    Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014
    Several 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.
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    Pro-women legal reform in Morocco: is religion an obstacle?

    Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2012
    The question of the role of modern law in triggering social change is of particular importance in societies where customs and norms support the marginalisation of some social groups. This paper focuses on the adherence of agents to a pro-women legal reform in Morocco and the reform of the Family Code which is religious-inspired legislation.
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    Determinants of labor force participation in Syria (2001 – 2010)

    Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2012
    This paper highlights the Syrian labour market challenges by analysing the determinants of labour force participation rate between 2001 and 2010.
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    Gender and the Jordanian labor market

    Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2012
    It is by now well established that Jordan has one of the lowest female labour force participation rates (LFPR) in the world. This paper argues that the decline in labour participation among Jordanian educated women is due to a deteriorating opportunity structure in the Jordanian labour market for these women.
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    Taxing men and women: why gender is crucial for a fair tax system

    Christian Aid, 2014
    This report from Christian Aid highlights the importance of gender analysis in work on tax justice. It considers three sources of tax revenue: direct taxes, indirect taxes and trade taxes, and explains how women are affected differently than men by each source.

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