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International perspectives on Gender, science and Development

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  • Rao K, Surekha
  • Jaireth, Sushma
  • K K, Seethamma

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International perspective on Issues in Gender, Science and Economic Development Abstract The gender issues in science and economic development have two major dimensions: economic opportunities for women and abilities of women. The focus of this study is on economic opportunities for women from a global perspective. While there are significant increases in the female labor force participation rates in almost all countries, the proportion of female professional and technical workers remains much smaller. Using data from fifty countries with high human development index, we find that high index of achievement in education and high per capita incomes are important factors that contribute to the growth of professional and technical women workers. Gender empowerment index alone does not guarantee increased participation of women in science and technology.

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  • Rao K, Surekha & Jaireth, Sushma & K K, Seethamma, 2006. "International perspectives on Gender, science and Development," MPRA Paper 2630, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:2630
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    Keywords

    Gender empowerment; human development;

    JEL classification:

    • Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General
    • O29 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Other
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination

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