Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93728
Authors: 
Bibler, Sarah
Zuckerman, Elaine
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2013/131
Abstract: 
With the aim of reducing women's greater unpaid care work than men&'s and increasing women's paid employment, this paper examines the extent to which World Bank investments address unpaid care work. The paper conducts an in-depth gender analysis of 36 World Bank employment-related projects in Malawi, Mali, Niger, and Rwanda. It concludes that the vast majority (92 per cent) of reviewed projects fail to account for unpaid care work. Exceptionally, Malawi's Shire River Basin Management Program and Niger's Community Action Program target women's needs as caretakers. But most reviewed projects do not address unpaid care work. Doing so would improve economic and human development and reduce gender inequality.
Subjects: 
gender
World Bank
sub-Saharan Africa
employment
care work
JEL: 
E26
F33
F34
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
784.89 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.