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Author López-Claros, Augusto, author.

Title Equality for women=prosperity for all : the disastrous global crisis of gender inequality / Augusto López-Claros and Bahiyyih Bakhjavani.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    323.34 LOP    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 312 pages ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-301) and index.
Contents Introduction -- The people problem -- The virus of violence -- Women and work -- The culture question -- Rights and wrongs -- Education for equality -- The costs of inequality.
Summary A groundbreaking book about the direct relationship between a woman's rights and freedoms and the economic prosperity of her country. "The authors speak to hearts as well as minds." -Maud de Boer Buquicchio, UN Special Rapporteur "Not only timely but profoundly important-a must-read." Jackie Jones, Professor of Feminist Legal studies The economics of gender inequality is often reduced to equal pay for equal work. But there is much more to it than that. Can a woman, whether married or single, register a business in the same way as a man? Can she sign a contract? Do men and women have equal ownership rights to property? Does she have the right to confer citizenship on her children? Are there criminal sanctions for sexual harassment? Gender inequality in the fields of education, law, employment and wages lead to incalculable social and political disparities. These disparities in turn give rise to endemic poverty and violence, to individual frustration, social instability and cultural disaffection. When women are deprived of their rights, economies are eroded, democracies weakened, and the fabric of societies radically undermined. This pioneering book shows, once and for all, the direct correlation between the freedoms given to women and the prosperity enjoyed by all.
Subject Sex discrimination.
Women's rights.
Economic development.
Added Author Bakhjavani, Bahiyyih, author.
Added Title Equality for women equals prosperity for all
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