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The Clash of Violent Conflict, Good Jobs, and Gender Norms in Four Economies

dc.contributor.author Petesch, Patti
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-16T21:45:48Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-16T21:45:48Z
dc.date.issued 2012-10
dc.description.abstract This study draws on a large qualitative dataset from Afghanistan, Liberia, Sudan and West Bank and Gaza to explore the effects of violent armed conflict on gender norms, men's and women's perceptions of agency and empowerment, and the strong normative frameworks that surround economic participation. The findings reaffirm the sharply different effects of conflict on women and men found in the wider literature. Men widely report emasculation as their economic opportunities deteriorate due to conflict. For women, by contrast, the stressful conflict environment seems to weaken some confining norms and structures, opening up space for them to exercise more authority in their households and gain more economic independence. The study finds limited evidence, however, that by itself women's increased empowerment in such harsh circumstances can accelerate change in inequitable gender norms, or make local markets and other community institutions more welcoming of their initiatives. Men's and women's agency appears to be interdependent, and together shape the prospects for gender norm change and inclusive post-conflict recovery processes. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/12130
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.relation.ispartofseries Background Paper for the World Development Report 2013;
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject Conflict
dc.subject Development
dc.subject Gender
dc.subject Labor
dc.title The Clash of Violent Conflict, Good Jobs, and Gender Norms in Four Economies en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Gender
okr.crosscuttingsolutionarea Fragility, Conflict, and Violence
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Working Paper
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.globalpractice Social Protection and Labor
okr.language.supported en
okr.region.administrative Africa
okr.region.administrative South Asia
okr.region.administrative Middle East and North Africa
okr.region.country Afghanistan
okr.region.country Liberia
okr.region.country Sudan
okr.region.country West Bank and Gaza
okr.topic Conflict and Development
okr.topic Gender
okr.topic Social Protections and Labor
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