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The Role of Gender Inequalities in Explaining Income Growth, Poverty and Inequality: Evidence from Latin American Countries

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  • Joana Costa

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    (International Poverty Centre)

  • Elydia Silva

    ()
    (International Poverty Centre)

  • Fábio Vaz

    ()
    (Institute for Applied Economic Research)

Abstract

This Working Paper investigates the possible link between gender inequalities in the labour market and significant economic outcomes such as income growth, poverty and inequality indicators. Our analysis is based on microsimulations for eight Latin American countries. We consider four aspects of gender inequalities: differences in labour market participation, differences in occupational status, wage discrimination and differences in characteristics. Our findings highlight the relevance of gender equality, especially an increase in women?s access to the labour market, in bringing about a reduction in poverty and inequality.

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Paper provided by International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth in its series Working Papers with number 52.

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Length: 45
Date of creation: Apr 2009
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Publication status: Published by UNDP - International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth , April 2009, pages 1-45
Handle: RePEc:ipc:wpaper:52

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Keywords: The Role of Gender Inequalities in Explaining Income Growth; Poverty and Inequality: Evidence from Latin American Countries;

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  1. Nguyen, Cuong, 2012. "Gender Equality in Education, Health Care, and Employment: Evidence from Vietnam," MPRA Paper 54222, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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