Gender inequalities, economic growth and economic reform: a preliminary longitudinal evaluation

Employment Paper 2002/45

This study analyzes and further develops data on gender inequality to evaluate the cross-sectorial and longitudinal impact of economic growth and structural adjustment on changes in gender inequality. The findings reported in this article address a key question in existing debates : Have strategies of economic growth and structural reform in recent decades served to enhance or undermine the status of women? Covers trends from 1970 to 1997.