• Economic Gains from Gender Inclusion: Even Greater than You Thought

    13 days ago - By iMF Direct

    By Christine Lagarde and Jonathan D. Ostry
    November 28, 2018
    Raising women's participation in the workforce can give a bigger boost to growth than previously thought (
    Despite some progress, the gaps in labor force participation between men and women remain large. To take just one example, no advanced or middle-income economy has reduced the gender gap below 7 percentage points.
    This uneven playing field between women and men comes at a significant economic cost as it hampers productivity and weighs on growth. A recent IMF staff study finds that barriers to women entering the labor...
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