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What explains the stagnation of female labor force participation in urban India ? (English)

Female labor force participation rates in urban India between 1987 and 2011 are surprisingly low and have stagnated since the late 1980s. Despite rising growth, fertility decline, and rising wages and education levels, married women's labor force participation hovered around 18 percent. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7222 MAR 24, 2015

Klasen,Stephan; Pieters,Janneke Disclosed

What explains the stagnation of female labor force participation in Urban India? (English)

Female labor force participation rates in urban India between 1987 and 2011 are surprisingly low and have stagnated since the late 1980s. Despite rising growth, fertility decline, and rising wage and education levels, married women’s labor force participation hovered around 18 percent. ... See More +

Journal Article 112477 MAR 18, 2015

Klasen,Stephan; Pieters,Janneke Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 29 (3) (English)

The World Bank Economic Review is a professional journal used for the dissemination of research in development economics broadly relevant to the development profession and to the World Bank in pursuing its development mandate. ... See More +

Publication 113053 JAN 01, 2015

Love,Innessa; Martínez Pería, María Soledad; Klasen,Stephan; Pieters,Janneke; Opazo,Luis; Raddatz,Claudio; Schmukler,Sergio L.; Karayalcin,Cem; Yilmazkuday,Hakan; Héricourt,Jéroˆme; Poncet,Sandra; Starosta de Waldemar,Felipe; Patlolla,Sandhyarani; E. Goodhue,Rachael; Sexton,Richard J. Disclosed

The economic and human development costs of missing the millennium development goal on gender equity (English)

At the Millennium Summit, the world community pledged to promote gender equality and chose as a specific target the achievement of gender equity in primary and secondary education by the year 2005 in every country of the world. ... See More +

Working Paper 29710 MAY 01, 2004

Abu-Ghaida, Dina; Klasen, Stephan

Low schooling for girls, slower growth for all? Cross-country evidence on the effect of gender inequality in education on economic development (English)

Using cross-country and panel regressions, this article investigates how gender inequality in education affects long-term economic growth. Such inequality is found to have an effect on economic growth that is robust to changes in specifications and controls for potential endogeneities. ... See More +

Journal Article 77396 SEP 01, 2002

Klasen, Stephan Disclosed

The World Bank economic review 16 (3) (English)

Gender effects of social security reform in Chile, by Alejandra Cox Edwards. Low schooling for girls, slower growth for all? Cross-country evidence on the effect of gender inequality in education on economic development, by Stephan Klasen. ... See More +

Publication 25579 JAN 01, 2002

Cox Edwards, Alejandra; Klasen, Stephan; Newman, Constance; Friedman, Jed; Levinsohn, James; Collier, Paul; Dercon, Stefan; Mackinnon, John; Gauthier, Bernard; Soloaga, Isidro; Tybout, James

Does gender inequality reduce growth and development : evidence from cross-country regressions (English)

Using cross-country and panel regressions, this report investigates to what extent gender inequality in education and employment may reduce growth and development. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 20779 NOV 30, 1999

Klasen, Stephan