Women's Economic Activity and Gender Dividends

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Economic activity is heavily gender-determined, leading to large differences in labor income, based on different labor force participation but also, different wages. What “gender dividend” might we get in the future from closing some of the gaps?

This was the theme of a presentation by Gretchen Donehower, Project Director for Counting Women’s Work, at the “Workshop on the Demographic Dividend”, International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) 2016, held in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, on 25th January 2016.

Gretchen, based at the University of California at Berkeley, discussed how a demographic dividend is impacted by long-term demographic change and changing gender roles are a key set of links in this chain. 

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