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Gender and Macroeconomics
Current State of Research and Future Directions
A workshop organized by the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College with the generous support of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Convene Conference Center
101 Park Avenue, New York City
March 9–11, 2016
Participation by invitation only
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. Both theoretical and empirical studies employing innovative methodologies and new datasets were presented, as well as papers that provided a comprehensive picture of the state of the art, identify gaps, and indicate directions for future research.
Topics included the relationships between economic structure, growth regime, and gender inequities; mechanisms and the extent to which unpaid work constrains women’s participation in paid work and access to economic opportunities; the implications of women’s labor market participation for their well-being and for intrahousehold allocation of time; structural, macroeconomic, and microeconomic aspects of women’s employment in the informal sector; formulation and analysis of gender-aware policy interventions; and frameworks for integrating the role of unpaid work in measures of well-being.
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