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The Resource Equality for women : prosperity for all : the disastrous global crisis of gender inequality, Augusto López-Claros and Bahiyyih Bakhjavani

Equality for women : prosperity for all : the disastrous global crisis of gender inequality, Augusto López-Claros and Bahiyyih Bakhjavani

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Equality for women : prosperity for all : the disastrous global crisis of gender inequality
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Equality for women
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prosperity for all : the disastrous global crisis of gender inequality
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Augusto López-Claros and Bahiyyih Bakhjavani
Title variation
Equality for women equals prosperity for all
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eng
Summary
Examines the "direct relationship between a woman's rights and freedoms and the economic prosperity of her country"--Dust jacket flap. The World Bank's enormous global project entitled Women, Business and the Law is the basis for many of the amazing findings presented in this startling volume. A systematic survey of 173 countries around the world was undertaken, and each economy was evaluated in terms of the answers to 47 questions concerning the rights of women in that locale. Typical examples of the 47 questions include: Can a woman, whether married or single, apply for a passport in the same way as a man? Can she travel outside the country? Can she sign a contract? Are there criminal sanctions for sexual harassment? There are 40 other equally pertinent questions asked. Astonishingly, the survey revealed a direct correlation between how many freedoms women enjoyed and how much prosperity was enjoyed by that particular country. This priceless and pioneering book proves irrefutably, once and for all, that freedom for women equals prosperity for all
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In this convincing collaboration, World Bank economist Lopez-Claros and novelist Nakhjavani (The Woman Who Read Too Much) argue that the costs of denying women equal opportunities for health, education, legal protection, and employment are “just too high to pay any longer.” From an economic standpoint that views women as human capital and gender inequality as “a waste of human resources,” the authors demonstrate that full human rights for women is not only a moral and political issue but also “an issue of economic efficiency.” They draw on hard-hitting statistics to illustrate the “female deficit” in the world population (in 2015, “there were some 101.6 males for every 100 females”), the lost productivity due to violence against women, and the numerous economic indicators that improve when women are granted equal voice and pay in the workplace (the authors note that according to research consultancy MSCI, companies with women on boards are “correlated with higher return on equity than companies without such leadership”). Practical, intelligent, and focused on solutions (“Whenever mothers are educated, there is a higher probability their daughters will be too”), this book combines sound research across several disciplines to prove the simple math of its title and make the pressing case that governments should prioritize gender equality for reasons of economic stability if nothing else. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed 07/30/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 31, p)
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López-Claros, Augusto
Dewey number
323.34
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Bakhjavani, Bahiyyih
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True
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  • Sex discrimination
  • Women's rights
  • Equality
  • Economic development
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adult
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the disastrous global crisis of gender inequality
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Equality for women : prosperity for all : the disastrous global crisis of gender inequality, Augusto López-Claros and Bahiyyih Bakhjavani
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The people problem -- The virus of violence -- Women and work -- The culture question -- Rights and wrongs -- Education for equality -- The costs of inequality
Control code
000062204659
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 312 pages
Isbn
9781250051189
Lccn
2018017186
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other control number
99978613212
System control number
(OCoLC)1032291951
Label
Equality for women : prosperity for all : the disastrous global crisis of gender inequality, Augusto López-Claros and Bahiyyih Bakhjavani
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The people problem -- The virus of violence -- Women and work -- The culture question -- Rights and wrongs -- Education for equality -- The costs of inequality
Control code
000062204659
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 312 pages
Isbn
9781250051189
Lccn
2018017186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99978613212
System control number
(OCoLC)1032291951

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