Reforming the Gender-Related Development Index and the Gender Empowerment Measure: Implementing Some Specific Proposals

@article{Klasen2011ReformingTG,
  title={Reforming the Gender-Related Development Index and the Gender Empowerment Measure: Implementing Some Specific Proposals},
  author={S. Klasen and D. Sch{\"u}ler},
  journal={Feminist Economics},
  year={2011},
  volume={17},
  pages={1 - 30}
}
  • S. Klasen, D. Schüler
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Feminist Economics
  • Abstract Since their inception in 1995, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)'s Gender-Related Development Index (GDI) and Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM) have been criticized on conceptual and empirical grounds. In 2005–6, the UNDP's Human Development Report Office undertook a review of these indicators and suggested some modifications. This study extends this work by adjusting the recommendations, making concrete proposals for two gender-related indicators, and presenting… CONTINUE READING
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