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Gender and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Issues and Evidence

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  • Blackden, Mark
  • Canagarajah, Sudharshan
  • Klasen, Stephan
  • Lawson, David

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  • Blackden, Mark & Canagarajah, Sudharshan & Klasen, Stephan & Lawson, David, 2006. "Gender and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Issues and Evidence," WIDER Working Paper Series 037, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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