Publication: Gender Experiments in Peru
Gender equality has become an integral part of policies in poor developing countries. The perspective of women's rights as a human right not to be refuted by culture or political majority decision-making is rather new. In addition to being an aim in itself, gender equality seems to increase economic productivity through changing household resource allocation. A growing empirical literature shows more development and improved wellbeing in households with influential women (Godoy et al. 2006). National and international policies in developing countries have hence started to explicitly favor women at the cost of men, e.g. family support cash transfer programs that are paid only to women, additional investments in female schooling and explicit priority of women in public policies and laws.
“Wiig, Henrik. 2012. Gender Experiments in Peru. © Washington, DC: World Bank. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/62626e89-b14d-5d65-9558-18525ef11885 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”