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There has been increasing interest in exploring financial instruments that could limit the cyclical vulnerabilities of developing countries and reduce the likelihood of defaults and debt crises. GDP indexed bonds fall into this category and may also...
Without a central government, for nearly two decades the people of Somalia have had to cope with natural disasters, civil war and humanitarian crisis as best as they can, often resorting to informal and illegal economic activities for survival....
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced in December 2015 that the global incidence of malaria had finally been slowed, thanks in large part to a massive rollout of mosquito nets, anti-malaria medicines and indoor residual spraying of...
French
As the results of The Gambia’s presidential election trickled in last December, incumbent President Yahya Jammeh realised his power was slipping away. Indeed, final results showed that a newcomer, 51-year-old businessman Adama Barrow, had garnered...
French
Frequently depicted as an almost pathological form of brutality, gangs have become popular bugbears and scapegoats across the world. This is perhaps most obvious in contemporary Central America, where gangs - known as pandillas and maras - are widely...
There is a fence around Gaza. It stretches from the north to the south. From a distance, the fence looks innocent; it is not a tall, imposing structure with deep ditches or piercing floodlights. Neither does it appear impenetrable. Yet the fence...
The article considers the relationship between migration from Central Asia to the Russian Federation and gender relations. In particular, the paper describes the age-sex composition of the migration flows from three countries of the subregion...
This brief synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations for realizing the triple dividend from early childhood education and care (ECEC) services. ECEC services have come to occupy an important place on the global policy agenda....
Spanish, French
  • 31 Mar 2017
  • Neetu A. John, Kirsten Stoebenau, Samantha Ritter, Jeffrey Edmeades, Nikola Balvin
  • Pages: 63
Adolescence is a critical period in the development of gender attitudes and behaviours, which have potentially life-long effects. The rapid changes that take place during adolescence provide opportunities for the development and implementation of...
In the present paper, labour income, consumption and the life-cycle deficit (LCD) by gender for India is considered. From the individual’s perspective, private and public consumption for education, health and other goods and services has been taken...
Adolescence is recognized as a window of opportunity for offsetting childhood disadvantage and altering life trajectories. With more than one billion adolescents in the world, and many countries in the Global South experiencing a youth bulge, there...
Studies of Chinese ethnic minorities, especially of women’s experiences, are few and it would appear to be worth probing what is behind the “voluntary” nature of birth control. Demographic literature tends to emphasize macro policy-making and...
Remittances are growing in importance in our globalizing world and, consequently, they are receiving greater attention from researchers. At the microeconomic level, researchers tend to use household surveys to examine why people send remittances, how...
  • 20 Oct 2014
  • Lilia V. Domínguez, Flor G. Brown
  • Pages: 20
Working from home is an option that differs from other forms of employment. This type of employment is driven not only by globalization and outsourcing, but also by unequal gender relationships within the home. Two multi-logistic regressions were...
Spanish
Women follow men in migration from Kerala; men follow women in migration back to that State. Female migrants are better qualified than male migrants, but a lower proportion of them obtain paid employment. Migration causes the separation of wives and...
  • 15 Jun 2012
  • Monique Essed Fernandes, Eleanor Blomstrom
  • Pages: 3
Championed by a wide range of stakeholders from civil society and the Women’s Major Group, to Governments and United Nations agencies, the Rio+20 Conference in June will no doubt include gender equality in several places of its outcome document. What...
French
One of nine children growing up from a small town in an African country, Meaza was told: “Oh, you’re so smart and have so much potential, it’s too bad you’re not a boy.” But her mother, who was illiterate, believed her children deserved better. “When...
French
When the Rwandan delegation went to Beijing, China, in 1995 for the landmark women’s conference, just a year after the genocide in their country, the East African nation was cited as one of the worst violators of women’s rights. Today, as the world...
French
The purpose of this paper is to introduce the gender dimension into the analysis of tax incidence in Argentina. To that end, the impact of direct and indirect taxes on income and distribution by gender is calculated to establish the progressivity of...
Spanish
This review analyses the gender dimensions of rapid population ageing in the Asia-Pacific region, shares examples of useful practices and makes policy recommendations within the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Madrid...
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