Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

Gender and its Relevance to Macroeconomic Policy: A Survey

Contents:

Author Info

  • Janet Gale Stotsky
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    This survey examines the implications of gender differences in economic behavior for macroeconomic policy. It finds that reducing gender inequality and improving the status of women may contribute to higher rates of economic growth and greater macroeconomic stability. Women''s relative lack of opportunities in developing countries inhibits economic growth, while, at the same time, economic growth leads to a reduction in their disadvantaged condition. Equality of opportunity in labor and financial markets is critical to enabling women to take full advantage of improved macroeconomic conditions. Macroeconomic policies should take into account the benefits of reducing gender inequalities, especially in the lowest-income countries where these differences are most pronounced, and should consider the potentially harsher short-term effects of economic austerity measures on women to avoid exacerbating gender inequalities.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres.aspx?sk=19890
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 06/233.

    as in new window
    Length: 68
    Date of creation: 01 Oct 2006
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:06/233

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC USA
    Phone: (202) 623-7000
    Fax: (202) 623-4661
    Email:
    Web page: http://www.imf.org/external/pubind.htm
    More information through EDIRC

    Order Information:
    Web: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/pubs/ord_info.htm

    Related research

    Keywords: Gender equality; Economic growth; Economic models; gender inequalities; gender differences; gender issues; gender inequality; health care; girls; fertility; female education; gender bias; status of women; subsistence agriculture; opportunities for women; risk-taking; child mortality; gender disparities; risk taking; gender gap; role of women; gender dimensions; female children; female workers; female labor; fertility rate; economic role of women; gender considerations; employment of women; mother; biological differences; maternal health; gender mainstreaming; employment opportunities for women; household income; birth; gender dimension; women in development; single women; discrimination against women; educational attainment; health services; barriers to women; participation of women; children per woman; gender analysis; female students; gender wage gaps; population growth; subsistence farming; female entrepreneurs; gender equity; gender mainstreaming strategy; gender assessments; family structure; child care; disproportionate effect on women; gender gaps; gender composition; total fertility rate; health status; economics of gender; discriminatory practices; unemployment among women; child health; feminist economics; births; female labor force participation; rights for women; access for women; research on gender differences; gender segregation; control of women; job opportunities for women; hiv/aids; lower fertility; women farmers; poor women; male bias; old age; childbearing; protection of women; cultural factors; gender-based violence; gender relations; female employees; child survival; ministry of women; health care access; gender development; gender discrimination; infant mortality; advancement of women; gender neutrality; gender disparity; women in government; gender implications; access of women; empowerment ? of women; gender distribution; gender impact; united nations development fund for women; unifem; gender specific; empowerment of women; country gender assessments; policy research report on gender; wage discrimination; equality of opportunity; birth weights; mothers; economic opportunities for women; female teachers; gender difference; maternal health care; gender budgeting; integration of gender; female employment; female labor force; family members; growth of women; gender awareness; health of men; child labor; educational gender gaps; unskilled workers; gender sensitization;

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as in new window

    Cited by:
    1. Chicha, Marie-Thérèse, 2013. "Inégalités de genre et pratiques d'entreprise au Maroc," ILO Working Papers 482133, International Labour Organization.
    2. Stephan Klasen & Francesca Lamanna, 2008. "The Impact of Gender Inequality in Education and Employment on Economic Growth in Developing Countries: Updates and Extensions," Ibero America Institute for Econ. Research (IAI) Discussion Papers 175, Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research.
    3. Stephanie Seguino, 2008. "Gender, Distribution, and Balance of Payments (revised 10/08)," Working Papers wp133_revised, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
    4. Signe Krogstrup & Sébastien Wälti, 2011. "Women and Budget Deficits," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 113(3), pages 712-728, 09.
    5. Pickbourn, Lynda & Ndikumana, Leonce, 2013. "Impact of sectoral allocation of foreign aid on gender equity and human development," Working Paper Series UNU-WIDER Research Paper , World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    6. Lynda Pickbourn & Léonce Ndikumana, 2013. "Impact of Sectoral Allocation of Foreign Aid on Gender Equity and Human Development," Published Studies unu_pickbourn_ndikumana, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
    7. World Bank, 2010. "Malawi - Country Economic Memorandum : Seizing Opportunities for Growth through Regional Integration and Trade - Summary of Main Finding and Recommendations," World Bank Other Operational Studies 2954, The World Bank.

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:06/233. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Jim Beardow) or (Hassan Zaidi).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.