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Women Entrepreneurs in Mexico : Breaking Sectoral Segmentation and Increasing Profits (English)

Across the globe, women often face lower income opportunities relative to men. Many of the dierences in economic outcomes can be explained by the sectors in which women tend to operate. Structural factors also contribute to the gender gap in economic opportunities. Mexican women who cross over to operate businesses in male-dominated sectors perform better than noncrossovers in a range of indicators, including sales and profits. This brief focuses on the women entrepreneurs in Mexico as of October 2020.

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Cucagna,Maria Emilia Iacovone,Leonardo Rubiano Matulevich,Eliana Carolina

Women Entrepreneurs in Mexico : Breaking Sectoral Segmentation and Increasing Profits (English). LAC Gender Innovation Lab Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/337731602848034710/Women-Entrepreneurs-in-Mexico-Breaking-Sectoral-Segmentation-and-Increasing-Profits