In the factors that underlie growth – health, education and the law – women are disadvantaged. In the mechanisms of growth which the iiG programme has investigated – insurance against risks, aspirations and access to capital – women can also be disadvantaged. Thus, how processes of growth impact on poverty for women requires an understanding of the additional constraints women face relative to men in terms of access to health, education and earning opportunities. This paper summarises the contribution of Phase I of the iiG research programme on the role of constraints faced by women in four specific dimensions: property rights, labour markets, access to employment training programmes and access to capital.
Anon. Gender and Growth: Empowering women in the process of development. (2012) 8 pp. [iiG Policy Lesson 02]