It is old news that women make less money than men, even in the same profession and with similar levels of experience and education. But new research tallies the macroeconomic impacts of the disparities, suggesting that promoting workforce gender equality can deliver economic growth in both developed and emerging economies. This insightful, accessible article by IMF researcher Era Dabla-Norris and HR professional Kalpana Kochhar highlights the steps government officials should take to redress the issue.
About the Authors
Era Dabla-Norris is a division chief in the fiscal affairs department of the International Monetary Fund. Kalpana Kochhar directs the IMF’s human resources department.