Description

Nobel laureate Claudia Goldin showed economic growth did not always increase women’s workforce participation in the United States. Women’s work declined during the transition from agriculture to manufacturing but increased with greater jobs in the service sector. Despite progress, women continue to earn less than men due to unpaid care work and ‘greedy jobs’. Asian Development Policy Lecturer Caren Grown will discuss the relevance of Professor Goldin’s seminal work on women and labor markets for modern-day developing Asia.

Objectives

Webinar attendees will have the chance to engage with the speakers and:

  • Learn about the relevance of Claudia Goldin’s research on women’s workforce participation in the United States to women and work in the Asia Pacific.
  • Discuss the role of policy and legislation in enhancing women’s economic opportunities and its intersection with unpaid care work.
  • Shed light on how private sector employers can reduce gender inequalities with examples of good practices.

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Resource speakers

Presenter

Caren Grown

Caren Grown
Senior Fellow
Center for Sustainable Development
Global Economy and Development Program
Brookings Institution

Webinar host / Moderator

Hema Swaminathan

Hema Swaminathan
Senior Economist (Gender)
Economic Research and Development Impact Department
ADB

Panelists

Albert Francis Park

Albert Francis Park
Chief Economist and Director General
Economic Research and Development Impact Department
ADB

Maya Juwita

Maya Juwita
Workplace Gender Equality Director
Investing in Women

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