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December 2007

Fridays Academy: Gender and Macroeconomic Policy

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As usual on Fridays, based on Raj Nallari and Breda Griffith's lecture notes.

 

Gender and Macroeconomics

 Disaggregating indicators of well-being by gender informs on the level of gender equality or inequality at a given time for a given place. When we examine gender issues we are interested in the meaning of these gender equalities or inequalities and their implications for development, both at the personal level and at the level of the economy.   

Fridays Academy: Gender and Macroeconomics

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We continue with our new course on Gender and Macroeconomic Policy, as usual based on Raj Nallari and Breda Griffith's lecture notes.

Gender and Macroeconomics

Despite the improvements made in recognizing gender as an analytical category at the microeconomic level, the macroeconomic implications of gender remained underdeveloped until recently. Ça?atay (Engendering Macroeconomics and Macroeconomic Policies, 1998) identifies three reasons for the emergence of interest in macroeconomics and gender:

The Democratic Presidential Candidates and Global Development

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Democratic presidential candidates wrapped-up their series of debates a few hours ago. Global Development is a topic rarely (if ever) discussed in the debates, but the three main democratic candidates have made some promises during their campaigns. It is good to have them on record.