Gender equality and inclusive growth: Economic policies to achieve sustainable development

Authors/editor(s): Diane Elson and Anuradha Seth (editors)

This publication makes a compelling argument that economic growth is an inherently gendered process and that gender-based inequalities can, in fact, be barriers to shared prosperity. The book argues that for growth to be truly inclusive and gender-equitable, the pattern of growth must create decent work and productive employment opportunities for women and men. This would require policymakers to adopt human rights as a guiding normative framework and to rethink the role of macro-level economic policies, including trade, industrial, macroeconomic, finance, and investment policies. The book highlights the importance of addressing unpaid care and domestic work and calls for a transformative approach that recognizes and values care work.

  • Chapter 1: Conceptualizing gender-equitable inclusive growth
  • Chapter 2: Tools of macroeconomic policy: Fiscal, monetary and macroprudential approaches
  • Chapter 3: Gender-inclusive industrialization for growth and development in the context of globalization
  • Chapter 4: Public investments and human investments: Rethinking macroeconomic relationships from a gender perspective
  • Chapter 5: How human rights can strengthen prospects for gender-equitable inclusive growth

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Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Employment; Gender equality and inequality; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Macroeconomic policies; Poverty; Social protection; Unpaid work

Resource type: Books; Research papers

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2019

Number of pages: 142

ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-63214-153-8

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)