economics of genders - gender differences

Economics
Tutor: None Selected Time limit: 1 Day

Does (can) development promote women's agency (i.e., women's ability to make choices and transform them into desired outcomes)? Explain, being sure to include where/under what conditions agency matters.

Jun 4th, 2015

Thank you for the opportunity to help you with your question!

Yes,  women continue to have less power than men to exercise agency; defined as the ability to make choices both in the household and in society. Increased agency for women leads to improvements in women's welfare and that of their children; yet such shifts have been elusive; even in rich countries. Economic development can improve conditions (higher incomes; greater access to services; and expanded infrastructure) that allow agency to be exercised; however; this potential impact relies in part on women earning their own income to acquire bargaining power. Despite some gains in women's rights; laws remain weak in regulating control over resources and family matters; such as inheritance; land ownership; and protection against violence. Social norms can prevail over laws or incomes to the detriment of gender equality; and can inhibit women's collective agency by limiting their political roles or access to positions of power. To counter these barriers; policies need to focus on providing incentives and needed information which; in turn; can influence outcomes and factors that shape women's individual agency.

Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Jun 4th, 2015

Studypool's Notebank makes it easy to buy and sell old notes, study guides, reviews, etc.
Click to visit
The Notebank
...
Jun 4th, 2015
...
Jun 4th, 2015
Dec 5th, 2016
check_circle
Mark as Final Answer
check_circle
Unmark as Final Answer
check_circle
Final Answer

Secure Information

Content will be erased after question is completed.

check_circle
Final Answer