Women make up a little over half of the world’s population, but their contribution to measured economic activity and growth is far below its potential. Despite significant progress in recent decades, labor markets across the world remain divided along gender lines, and progress toward gender equality seems to have stalled. The challenges of growth, job creation, and inclusion are closely intertwined. This volume brings together key research by IMF economists on issues related to gender and macroeconomics.
Kochhar, Kalpana, Sonali Jain-Chandra, Monique Newiak, eds. 2016. Women, Work, and Economic Growth: Leveling the Playing Field. International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC
Women, Work, and Economic Growth: Leveling the Playing Field
Published 15 February 2015