Using online job portal data and probabilistic regression estimations, the paper investigates the explicit gender bias and salary gap in the Indian job market, reflected in more than 800,000 job recruitment advertisements.
Comparing women’s experience of the labor market between the years leading up to the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war (2006–09) and the years following the civil war (2010–15), this study unpacks the puzzle of women’s poor labor market outcomes in Sri Lanka.
This analysis of National Sample Survey Organization and Census data from India helps explain the decline in female labor force participation rates in India and provides policy directions on what can be done to reverse this negative trend.
For the Sake of Family and Tradition: Honor Killings in India and Pakistan
The authors unravel this understudied and under-reported form of violence against women and girls with a content analysis of media literature. Findings discuss risks, protective factors, and what can be done to address such types of violence.
Bangladesh has made remarkable strides in reducing gender gaps that prevent growth from being inclusive. Women are improving their rates of tertiary education, control over fertility, and political participation. Bangladeshi women are also more economically engaged than ever before.
Voices to Choices: Ownership and Control Over Productive Assets
As shown in Voices to Choices: Bangladesh’s Journey in Women’s Economic Empowerment, a new book by the World Bank, ownership and rights over productive assets such as land, housing and livestock are crucial to the economic empowerment of Bangladeshi women.
Voices to Choices: Women's Entrepreneurship in Bangladesh
Voices to Choices: Bangladesh’s Journey in Women’s Economic Empowerment finds that despite growth in entrepreneurship rates, women-run businesses tend to start and stay small. Good practices from around the world suggest how to improve women’s entrepreneurial options.
Voices to Choices: Gender Differences in Use and Control Of Financial Assets In Bangladesh
The World Bank book, Voices to Choices: Bangladesh’s Journey in Women’s Economic Empowerment, finds that Bangladeshi women’s use of financial assets has grown, but women continue to lag behind men in their use of financial services. When women do have access to financial services, they may not have the decision-making power or opportunities to take full advantage of this access.
Voices to Choices: Boosting Labor Force Participation, Employment and Wages for Women in Bangladesh
Bangladesh’s female labor force participation (FLFP) rate increased from 26 percent in 2003 to 36 percent in 2016, as shown in Voices to Choices: Bangladesh’s Journey in Women’s Economic Empowerment, a new book by the World Bank. Still, the rate is low.
Getting to Work: Unlocking Women’s Potential in Sri Lanka’s Labor Force
Despite significant progress in women’s health and education, female labor force participation in Sri Lanka has remained consistently below middle income country averages and even declined in recent years.