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The Resource Opening doors : gender equality and development in the Middle East and North Africa, The World Bank, (electronic resource)

Opening doors : gender equality and development in the Middle East and North Africa, The World Bank, (electronic resource)

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Opening doors : gender equality and development in the Middle East and North Africa
Title
Opening doors
Title remainder
gender equality and development in the Middle East and North Africa
Statement of responsibility
The World Bank
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Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
MENA development report
Opening doors : gender equality and development in the Middle East and North Africa, The World Bank, (electronic resource)
Label
Opening doors : gender equality and development in the Middle East and North Africa, The World Bank, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Foreword -- Acronyms and abbreviations -- Executive summary -- Gender equality in MENA : the facts and the puzzle -- Impressive achievements in human development -- Little discrimination between girls and boys within the household -- Of the lowest rates of excess female mortality in the world -- Rapid declines in maternal mortality -- More girls in school than in much of the world -- Virtually no gender gaps in enrolment, and reverse gender gaps in university, and math performance -- MENA's performance in human development is largely explained by economic development and wealth -- Some challenges remain -- The puzzle in MENA : why do women participate in such few numbers outside the home? -- Women in the workforce -- Women in business -- Women in politics -- What explains the mena puzzle? -- Religion is too simplistic an explanation -- Oil endowments alone cannot explain the paradox either -- Social norms and the legal framework limit women's agency -- Social and cultural norms constrain women's roles outside the home -- Evolving norms and the invisible hand of marriage -- Equality under the law and its enforcement is critical for women's agency -- Legal systems differ widely and derive from multiple sources -- Legal constraints to women's agency in MENA -- Economic incentives dampen participation in the workforce -- A social contract underpinned by a generous but costly welfare state -- Extensive public sector employment with generous compensation -- Generous subsidies encourage women to stay at home -- State regulation and intervention in the market -- Heavy investment in education, but not the kind that businesses want -- Unequal access to entrepreneurship opportunities -- The time for reform is now -- Aspirations are changing -- As education levels increase, female labor force participation will likely increase -- A demographic gift? -- The social contract is no longer sustainable -- Opening the door to women : policy directions -- A roadmap for reform -- Policies to address the region's challenges -- Closing the remaining gender gaps in human deelopment -- Expanding economic opportunities for women -- Closing gender gaps in voice and agency -- Supporting evidence-based policy making -- References -- Technical annex -- Appendix 1
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Extent
xvii, 187 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
col. ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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remote

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