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    Does gender inequality reduce growth and development?: evidence from cross-country regressions

    Gendernet, World Bank, 1999
    Using cross-country and panel regressions, this paper investigates to what extent gender inequality in education and employment may reduce growth and development.
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    Consumption expenditure and female poverty: a review of the evidence

    Gendernet, World Bank, 2000
    This paper sets out to answer two questionsare poor females at a significant disadvantage compared to males and non-poor females in terms of welfare indicators of such as health, education, nutrition, labor force participation, and time use?
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    The gender imbalances in the export oriented garment industry in Bangladesh

    Gendernet, World Bank, 2000
    The study uses survey data from 1990, 1993 and 1997 to evaluate how the employment of women in export-oriented industries exploits the “comparative advantages of their disadvantages.” It evaluates gender differences in conditions of employment and the work environment, and looks at differences among export-oriented garment industry, other export industries, and nonexport industries.
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    Changing gender relations in Vietnam’s post Doi Moi era

    Gendernet, World Bank, 2000
    Study documents existing evidence on the gender effects of the recent social and economic transition in Vietnam. Paper asserts that although gender disparities are often attributed to Confucian traditions around men and women's roles, these traditions alone do not explain the variant forms of gender inequality in Vietnam today.
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    Effects of child care prices on women's labor force participation in Russia

    Gendernet, World Bank, 2000
    The paper models household demand for child care, mothers' labour force participation and working hours, in Russia.
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    Gender, time use, and change: impacts of agricultural export employment in Ecuador

    Gendernet, World Bank, 2001
    This paper uses quasi-experimental data from Ecuador to understand the impacts of women’s employment on household paid and unpaid labor allocation. The “treatment” area is in the area of the cut flower industry, which has a high demand for female labor. The “control” area is in a culturally similar, but economically more traditional valley.
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    A gender perspective for conflict management

    African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes, 2000
    This paper aims to draw attention to a variety of strategies aimed at increasing the involvement of women in decision-making processes during peacekeeping missions and reconstruction. The paper looks at women's roles in the process of conflict management, preventive diplomacy and peace-building.
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    Incentives help delay marriage among Bangladeshi girls

    Population Council, USA, 2000
    In order to address the issue of education is Bangladesh being affordable only for the wealthy. This paper comments on incentive programmes by the government and assesses the effects of these programmes on the lives of boys and girls. One scheme provides wheat to the parents of poor primary-school girls and boys, the other offers scholarship money to female secondary- school students.
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    Women at the peace table: making a difference

    United Nations Development Fund for Women, 2000
    Book consists of three chapters that trace women's involvement in peace-building from grassroots community activism to formal political negotiations. Chapter One provides an overview of the obstacles women have faced and the strategies they have adopted in their efforts to reach the peace table.
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    Rethinking participatory empowerment, gender and development in a global/local world

    Centre for Developing-Area Studies, McGill University, 2000
    The emphasis of this paper is to critically assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the participation and empowerment approach.

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