Developing Fiscal States in Africa
On 2 December 2021, at 15:00 CET (16:00 EET), UNU-WIDER and the OECD Development Centre will host an online panel discussion on Developing Fiscal States in Africa that brings together academia, policy practitioners and development partners. Read more
Annual Lecture 25 by Bina Agarwal
Women’s struggle for land in South Asia: Can legal reforms trump social norms? Join the online lecture on 9 December. Read more
Think WIDER Webinar Series – New perspectives on development
Think WIDER – New perspectives on development webinar series features a line-up of eminent researchers and development specialists who present their work and discuss new perspectives to the topic of global development. Learn more
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Industrial Policy in the 21st Century – the Challenge for Africa
Our MOOC on industrial policy is open! Join this free self-paced course, with an instructor and regular opportunities to interact. Learn more
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Working PaperNorms that matter: Exploring the distribution of women’s work between income generation, expenditure-saving, and unpaid domestic responsibilities in India
Based on primary data from India, this paper analyses the reasons underlying women’s low labour force participation. In developing countries, women engaged in unpaid economic work in family enterprises are often not counted as workers...Female labour force participation India Social norms
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
Working PaperSocial norms as a barrier to women’s employment in developing countries
This paper discusses cultural barriers to women’s participation and success in the labor market in developing countries...Culture Institutions Developing countries
Book ChapterEradicating women-hurting customs: What role for social engineering?
From the book: Towards Gender Equity in DevelopmentSocial norms Harmful customs Gender
Working PaperEradicating women-hurting customs: What role for social engineering?
Social engineering refers to deliberate attempts, often under the form of legislative moves, to promote changes in customs and norms that hurt the interests of marginalized population groups...Social norms Harmful customs Gender