As a new U.S. president takes office promising to restore the country to greatness, it’s a good time to examine the research on how nations can best pull themselves out of economic crises. Few have examined whether various recovery plans would help women and men equally.
That’s not an abstract concern. You can’t have a healthy economy if half the population is suffering. And yet many economic recovery plans and policies ignore gender. For example, in many countries, debt-reducing austerity measures made deep cuts to social welfare and public sector jobs – which disproportionately hurt women (and therefore children) economically, our recent research shows.… Seguir leyendo »