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  • Challenging the mainstream: How women in economics are steadily closing the gender gap

    Challenging the mainstream: How women in economics are steadily closing the gender gap

    Women economists have since ages been driven to address the challenges posed by mainstream economics by dismantling assumptions and bringing gender awareness to the fore.

    April 2, 2019
  • Gender inequality

    Gender inequality

    In recent years, women have made significant progress towards equality in a number of areas such as education and health, with the Nordic countries leading the fray. But the global trend now seems to have made a Uturn, especially in workplaces, where full gender equality is not expected to materialise until 2234, WEF said in …

    November 19, 2017
  • Agony after ecstasy?

    Agony after ecstasy?

    It will remain a moot point for argumentative Indians if a slide on a social-scale negates positive gains registered on an economic index. The cynics would contend that the bubble of euphoria created by gaining an impressive jump of 30 places on the World Bank’s ‘Ease of Doing Business Index’ has been punctured by India’s …

    November 5, 2017
  • Asia’s glaring gender gap

    Asia’s glaring gender gap

    Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world,” former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton once said. Her words ring particularly true in Asia, where stereotypes and cultural norms continue to prevent millions of women from fulfilling their real potential. This week, as representatives from 21 Asia-Pacific economies gather for the APEC …

    September 30, 2017