Summary of Gender Equality

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The critical yet elusive response to the question of how to reduce gender inequality in the labor market has dogged policy makers for decades. This enlightening study from a team of IMF researchers relies on rigorous analytical approaches to determine the most significant factors associated with gender inequality. Their findings point to some promising ideas and potential solutions that may surprise you. getAbstract recommends this study to executives, policy experts and analysts for its insights into gender issues.

About the Authors

Sonali Jain-Chandra et al. are professionals at the International Monetary Fund.



Despite some advances toward gender equality, women remain marginalized and disadvantaged in a number of major areas, including education, labor force participation, pay, and access to legal and social services. These disparities, which are particularly acute in emerging and low-income economies, take a toll on economic development. 

A 2018 study of 100 countries from 1980 to 2014 identified the factors that most strongly affect female representation in the labor market. For example, high fertility levels and wide age differences...

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