Economic activity is heavily gender-determined, leading to large differences in labor income; based on different labor force participation but also, different wages. What “gender dividend” might we get in the future from closing some of the gaps? This was the topic explored by Gretchen Donehower at the recent Workshop on the Demographic Dividend, ICFP 2016 held in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.
A number of country teams presented the research they have been conducting as part of the Counting Women's Work project at the 11th Global Meeting of the NTA Network in Dakar and Saly, Senegal, from 20 to 24 June 2016.
The Counting Women's Work project hosted a Google Hangout to discuss lessons for policy from the CWW research. The event took place on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 16h00 GMT.
Now available online: the full report co-authored by the DPRU on the "Status Of Women In The South African Economy", which includes draft results from the South African Counting Women's Work research. This report articulates the current situation, while providing insight into some of the trends that are discernible in the data on women in the South African economy.