Recent Trends in Women’s Employment in Rural India

That female labor force participation (FLFP) is U-shaped in per capita income is one significant stylized fact at the intersection of development and labor economics. At low levels of development, subsistence requirements render women's work a necessity for household survival. At higher incomes, the nature of employment changes, with the growth of manufacturing jobs that tend … Continue reading Recent Trends in Women’s Employment in Rural India

Towards Closing Gender Data Gaps

In May, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a three-year, $80 million investment towards closing the gender data gap, but I only today came across this great video on the same initiative.  A portion of the funds will be directed towards improved data collection, particularly of the time use patterns of women and girls and on household … Continue reading Towards Closing Gender Data Gaps