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Gender trends in developing countries during financial crises


  • van Staveren, I.P.


The paper looks at several financial crises in the past: the Asian financial crisis, the Brazilian, Argentine and Turkish financial crises, around the turn of the last century. Data are analyzed for a 10-year period around these crises. The data include gender indicators (mostly female-male gaps) in education, health and the labour market and show lack of progress or even declines in gender equality in these periods of crises in the eight countries analyzed. Moreover, a control group of countries is used as counterfactual, indicating better performance on gender equality and hence, a diverging trend between the two country groups.

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  • van Staveren, I.P., 2010. "Gender trends in developing countries during financial crises," ISS Working Papers - General Series 21870, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), The Hague.
  • Handle: RePEc:ems:euriss:21870

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    1. Rania Antonopoulos, 2009. "The Current Economic and Financial Crisis: A Gender Perspective," Economics Working Paper Archive wp_562, Levy Economics Institute.
    2. Irene van Staveren, 2011. "FDI Volatility and Development," Chapters,in: The Financial Crisis and Developing Countries, chapter 8 Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    1. Kathleen A. Lahey & Paloma de Villota, 2013. "Economic Crisis, Gender Equality, and Policy Responses in Spain and Canada," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(3), pages 82-107, July.
    2. Alma Espino, 2013. "Gender Dimensions of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis in Central America and the Dominican Republic," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 19(3), pages 267-288, July.

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    financial crisis; gender; inequality;


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