In the Mind, the Household, or the Market? Concept and Measurement of Women’s Economic Empowerment

Topic: Women’s Economic Empowerment
Type: Report
Author: Louise Fox, Caroline Romero Date: December 2016

Economic empowerment encompasses the economic capabilities and behaviors of women and girls; it includes not only what women do, but what women aspire to do.

Yet quantitatively measuring aspirational economic empowerment is limited. This paper aims to contribute to a more complete measure of women’s economic empowerment by reviewing:

  • How the concept of women’s empowerment is used;
  • How empowerment has been incorporated into economic development;
  • How the measurement of women’s empowerment is discussed in development economic policy.

Read the report here.

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