Gender inequality in employment in transition countries

Stephan Klasen 

Universitaet Goettingen, Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1, Goettingen 37077, Germany

Abstract

Gender inequality in labor force participation rates has been rising in transition countries since the start of the transition process. There is a substantial literature that demonstrates that gender inequality in employment is associated with reduced economic growth and worse other development outcomes. This talk will review this literature, assess current trends and determinants of gender gaps in employment and suggest policy options that might reduce gender gaps in employment

Presentation: Invited oral at Current Economic and Social Topics CEST2013, by Stephan Klasen
See On-line Journal of Current Economic and Social Topics CEST2013

Submitted: 2013-05-09 20:27
Revised:   2013-05-15 01:04
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