The gender dimensions of economic adjustment policies: Potential interactions and evidence to date
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Many developing countries have implemented stabilization and structural adjustment programs over the last 20 years. The success of these programs depends critically on individual-level responses to changing economic incentives. Access to, control of, and an ability to move productive economic resources between sectors is determined, in part, by gender. If an individual's gender impedes their ability to fully participate in the economic adjustment process by inhibiting resource access, control or movement adjustment will be impaired. This paper discusses the potential gender dimensions of structural adjustment policies and examines the evidence to date.
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