The Office of the Chief Economist for the South Asia Region is pleased to announce the 9th South Asia Economic Policy Network conference on Social Norms and Gender Equality.
Social norms can be a key obstacle to achieving gender equality across many domains. This is well-known but the channels through which social norms influence gender disparities have not been systematically explored. In South Asia, despite decades of rapid economic growth, rising education, and declining fertility, women continue to face greater disadvantages in accessing economic opportunities than in most of the developing world. This conference hosts innovative papers that consider how social norms can be measured and how their impact on gender outcomes can be assessed.
This event is part of the World Bank Group’s yearlong Gender Equality and Development +10: Accelerate Equality initiative.