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Poverty alleviation and the industrial employment of women (the case of Nepal)

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  • Sanjaya Acharya

    (Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan)

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This paper analyses the Nepalese industrial labour market using macroeconomic data and explores a strategy for poverty reduction along with the promotion of industrial employment of women. It concludes that basic poverty indices for Nepal are highly dependent on the capital labour ratio (CLR) and the growth rate of wages in the industrial sector. Moreover, the growth of women's employment in manufacturing industries supports the reduction of the poverty gap (PG) and income inequality among the poor as well as among the whole population. Furthermore, the two major Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), poverty reduction and the promotion of women's employment in the industrial sector, are proved complementary to each other. Copyright © 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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Volume (Year): 20 (2008)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
Pages: 670-685

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Handle: RePEc:wly:jintdv:v:20:y:2008:i:5:p:670-685

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  1. Menon, Nidhiya & van der Meulen Rodgers, Yana, 2011. "War and Women's Work: Evidence from the Conflict in Nepal," IZA Discussion Papers 6209, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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