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Working PaperMaterial barriers, cultural boundaries: A mixed-methods analysis of gender and labour market segmentation in Bangladesh
Data on female labour force participation in Bangladesh suggest that, despite the increase in female-intensive employment opportunities through microfinance, export garment manufacturing, and community-based services, the majority of working women ar...Gender inequality Labour market segmentation Mixed methods
BlogPersistent gender roles in South Africa deprive women of leisure time
In most countries, traditional gender roles within the household are still common due to the prevalence and persistence of patriarchal systems...South Africa Women's empowerment Women's labour force participation
Working PaperThe influence of household composition on leisure time in South Africa: A gender comparison
This study considers how household composition influences the leisure time of men and women in South Africa, using the South African 2010 Time Use Survey...leisure household composition Gender inequality
BlogThe labour market implications of COVID-19 for Bangladeshi women
With the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Bangladesh on 8 March 2020 and the initiation of a lockdown on 26 March 2020, 1 the livelihoods of a significant number of people were under serious threat — with women most likely to suffer the wors...COVID-19 Gender inequality Labour force participation
Journal ArticleSegregation of women into low-paying occupations in the United States
We extend the conventional framework for measuring segregation to consider the stratification of occupations by gender, i.e. when either women or men are predominantly segregated into low-paying jobs...Gender inequality Low-paying occupations Occupational segregation
Policy BriefUnequal growth in Mozambique and the region
There is an increasing interest in the analysis of economic inequalities in least developed countries...Poverty Growth Unequal growth
SeminarMehwish Ghulam Ali on do son preferences cause a gap between desired and actual fertility in Pakistan?
Mehwish Ghulam Ali will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 6 November 2019. Abstract - Do son preferences cause a gap between desired and actual fertility in Pakistan? Parental preference for sons is a major characteristic of many societies...
Journal ArticleContract Farming in Mozambique: Implications for Gender Inequalities Within and Across Rural Households
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countriesContract farming Gender inequality Mozambique
Journal ArticleIntroduction to Special Issue on: ‘Inequalities in the Least Developed Countries – Some Lessons from Africa’
Part of Journal Special Issue Inequalities in the least developed countriesEconomic inequality Multidimensional poverty Inequality and Well-being
Journal Special Issue
BlogMoving out of identity silos and into intersectionality: The example of gender identity
Women are undoubtedly doing better today than they were even 40-50 years ago. The gender gap has shrunk in many areas, including educational attainment, health, and employment and wages...Gender Caste Equality
Working PaperContract farming in Mozambique: Implications on gender inequalities within and across rural households
This paper analyses the implication of contract farming on gender inequalities in rural Mozambique...Contract farming Gender inequality Mozambique
Working PaperGender inequalities among adults and children in collective households
This paper studies the distribution of resources within Albanian families in 2012 using a collective consumption model with two alternative specifications: the first enables the estimation of intrahousehold distribution of resources among male adults...Gender inequality Intrahousehold distribution Collective consumption models
Working PaperSegregation of women into low-paying occupations in the United States
We extend the conventional framework for measuring segregation to consider stratification of occupations by gender, i.e. when women or men are predominantly segregated into low-paying jobs...Gender inequality Low-paying occupations Occupational segregation