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Empowering the third billion: women and the world of work in 2012

  title={Empowering the third billion: women and the world of work in 2012},
  author={L. Hoteit and D. Aguirre},
This report ranks 128 countries based on their track record in enabling women to play a substantial role in the global economy. Countries that take steps to empower women as employees and entrepreneurs can reap social and economic benefits. Nearly 1 billion women around the world could enter the global economy during the coming decade. They are poised to play a significant role in countries around the world—as significant as that of the billion-plus populations of India and China. Yet this… Expand
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