Special Issue "The Macroeconomics of Gender Inequality"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019)
Gender inequality is an unpleasant fact in most parts of the world, particularly in developing countries, where significant gaps between men and women are present in the labor market, as well as in political representation or bargaining power in the household. While some of these gaps are closing faster in today’s developing countries than they did in industrialized ones in the past, the prevalence of gender inequality is still high. For instance, as reported by the World Development Report 2012, women tend to be segregated in a few productive sectors, which translates into gaps in their earnings and productivity with respect to men. Another important aspect of gender inequality in the labor market that has not been much studied is the role of women in entrepreneurial activities. Although there are no reliable data on the percentage of women working as entrepreneurs in many developing countries, there exists some evidence that the value added of men and the profitability of firms owned by men is significantly higher than those of women. While all these gaps have obviously negative effect on women, they also affect the macroeconomy in many cases.
From this perspective, we welcome contributions to this Special Issue on the broad topic of macroeconomics of gender inequality. Contributors to this issue are invited to explore questions such as, but not limited to:
- Misallocation of factors due to gender discrimination
- Gender inequality and economic growth
- Firm size and firm growth by gender
- Determinants of entrepreneurship by gender
- Household production
- Time use within couples
- Child leave and family friendly policies
- Statistical discrimination
- Supply and demand determinants of gender gaps
Dr. David Cuberes
Dr. Teignier Marc
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- gender inequality and economic growth
- misallocation of resources
- firm size by gender
- household production
- time use by couples
- gender discrimination