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Economic Opportunities for Women in the East Asia and Pacific region

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  • Amanda Ellis
  • Daniel Kirkwood
  • Dhruv Malhotra
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    East Asia and the Pacific is a region of dynamic growth. Women have contributed significantly to this growth and have benefited from it through active participation in the labor market. However, women are still disproportionately represented in the informal sector and in low paid work. Efforts to identify barriers to women's business and entrepreneurial activities in the region are critical not only to facilitate inclusive growth in a national context but also to counter the increasing trend of female migratory flows in the region. This report highlights' both the challenges and the economic opportunities for businesswomen in the region offers some useful potential pointers for reform.

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    This book is provided by The World Bank in its series World Bank Publications with number 2446 and published in 2010.

    ISBN: 978-0-8213-8300-1
    Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbpubs:2446

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    Keywords: Gender - Gender and Development Health; Nutrition and Population - Population Policies Gender - Gender and Law Finance and Financial Sector Development - Banks & Banking Reform Finance and Financial Sector Development - Access to Finance Health; Nutrition and Population;

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    1. Stephanie Seguino, 2000. "Accounting for Gender in Asian Economic Growth," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 6(3), pages 27-58.
    2. Shepherd , Ben & Wilson, John S., 2008. "Trade facilitation in ASEAN member countries : measuring progress and assessing priorities," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4615, The World Bank.
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