Women and the World Economy

women-economy-01-2In recent months, much of the public debate about gender inequality has focused on high-powered career opportunities, but the International Monetary Fund’s latest study, “Women, Work and the Economy” shows that breaching the glass ceiling is only part of the problem. Progress toward leveling the playing field for women has stalled around the world, resulting into lower economic growth – amounting to as much as 27% of per capita GDP in some countries. Legal, regulatory, and social discrimination against women in many countries still prevents them from seeking paid work in the formal sector. Although some steps have been taking in recent years, it’s time to jumpstart the process. Read more here

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