Measuring Socio-Economic GENDER Inequality: Toward an Alternative to the UNDP Gender-Related Development Index

  title={Measuring Socio-Economic GENDER Inequality: Toward an Alternative to the UNDP Gender-Related Development Index},
  author={A. Geske Dijkstra and Lucia C. Hanmer},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  pages={41 - 75}
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