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Top policy lessons from Africa gender innovation lab research (English)

The study in Togo reveals that psychology-based entrepreneur training (personal initiative training) increases firm profits by 30 percent, compared to a statistically insignificant increase for traditional business training. ... See More +

Brief 120303 OCT 01, 2017

Coleman,Rachel Dawn; Goldstein,Markus P. French Disclosed

Economic impacts of child marriage : work, earnings and household welfare brief (English)

The brief summarizes results from an analysis of the impacts of child marriage on women's work (specifically, labor force participation and type of work held), earnings and productivity and household welfare. ... See More +

Brief 116835 JUN 27, 2017

Wodon,Quentin T.; Savadogo,Aboudrahyme; Kes,A. Disclosed

Precarious drop : reassessing patterns of female labor force participation in India (English)

This paper uses successive rounds of National Sample Survey Organization data from 1993-94 to 2011-12, and draws from census data. This paper (i) provides a description of nearly two decades of patterns and trends in female labor force participation in India; (ii) estimates the extent of the recent decline in female labor force participation; and (iii) examines and assesses the contribution of various demographic and socioeconomic factors in explaining the female labor force participation decision and the recent the drop. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8024 APR 04, 2017

Andres,Luis Alberto; Dasgupta,Basab; Joseph,George; Abraham,Vinoj; Correia,Maria C. Disclosed

Getting to work : unlocking women’s potential in Sri Lanka’s labor force - overview (English)

Sri Lanka has the 14th-largest gender gap in labor force participation (LFP) globally. LFP rates among Sri Lankan women age 15 years and older were 36 percent for 2015 and 2016, versus 75 percent for same-age men for both years. ... See More +

Publication 121117 JAN 01, 2017

Solotaroff,Jennifer; Kuriakose,Anne T.; Joseph,George Disclosed

An analysis of public programs related to women’s entrepreneurship and access to labor markets (English)

In the recent years, economic performance in Turkey has been praised due to its sustainedgrowth trends, stability and capacity to weather the global financial crisis. ... See More +

Working Paper 110296 DEC 01, 2015

Goksen,Fatos; Olcay,Ozlem Altan; Alniacik,Ayse; Deniz,Ceren G. Disclosed

Performance of female employers in Turkey (English)

It is well documented that economic participation of women is very low in Turkey compared to that of men in the country. This gender disparity in economic participation is valid not only for participation in the labor market as a wage employee but also for entrepreneurship. ... See More +

Working Paper 102015 DEC 01, 2015

Cebeci,Tolga Disclosed

Women, business, and the law 2010 : measuring legal gender parity for entrepreneurs and workers in 128 economies : Summary (English)

This report presents indicators based on laws and regulations affecting women's prospects as entrepreneurs and employees. Several of these indicators draw on the Gender Law Library, a collection of over 2,000 legal provisions impacting women's economic status. ... See More +

Working Paper 62657 MAR 17, 2010

Holtz, Paul [editor]; Ramalho,Rita Disclosed