Women Empowerment and Economic Development

  title={Women Empowerment and Economic Development},
  author={Esther Duflo},
  journal={Development Economics: Women},
  • E. Duflo
  • Published 1 January 2012
  • Economics
  • Development Economics: Women
Women's empowerment and economic development are closely related: in one direction, development alone can play a major role in driving down inequality between men and women; in the other direction, empowering women may benefit development. Does this imply that pushing just one of these two levers would set a virtuous circle in motion? This paper reviews the literature on both sides of the empowerment-development nexus, and argues that the inter-relationships are probably too weak to be self… 
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