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Workshop | September 2017

Gender and Macroeconomics

Theory, Empirics, and Policy

Convene Conference Center
101 Park Avenue, New York City
September 13–15, 2017

A workshop organized by the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College with the generous support of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The goal of this workshop was to advance the current framework that integrates gender and unpaid work into macroeconomic analysis and enables the development of gender-aware and equitable economic policies.

The types of gender inequalities modeled encompass inequalities in care and unpaid work, labor force participation, employment composition (by sector and/or type of employment, such as formal or informal), education, and access to and utilization of social and financial services.

Theoretical contributions utilized existing and novel macroeconomic modeling approaches as well as empirical studies, in particular those focusing on the dimensions of gender inequalities relevant to the countries of Sub-Saharan Africa and other low-income economies, providing a comprehensive picture of the state of the art, identifying gaps, and indicating directions for future research.

The workshop was organized by the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College with the generous support of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

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