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“Gender and Economics: Its Impact to Economic Development”

Objectives:

...investing in women is not only the right thing to do. It is the smart thing to do. I am deeply convinced that, in women, the world has at its disposal, the most significant and yet largely untapped potential for development and peace

Economics

  • Social science which deals with how individuals and the society make choices involving the use of scarce resources to achieve desired ends

  • Microeconomics and Macroeconomics are the two main branches

  • Sub-fields include Gender Economics, Development Economics, Resource Economics, etc.

Gender

  • Socially constructed characteristics of women and men. It includes norms, roles, and relationship of and between groups of women and men. (World Health Organization )

  • Does not focus on women, but on the inequalities between males and females

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Posted on: 02.14.2017

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