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Sustaining Human Capital Investment: Local Women Leaders in Conditional Cash Transfers

Conditional cash transfers (CCTs) are social programs that provide stipends to low-income families and individuals who meet certain conditions, such...

How Female Migration Can Reduce Gender Inequality

A recent OECD study suggests that differences in the rates of immigration across gender are associated with socially-institutionalized forms of gender inequality, such as norms that restrict females’ access to education, family planning, property ownership, and labor markets. The authors study how these factors impact female migration and, in turn, contribute to perpetuating gender inequality.

It Takes a Village: The Effects of Familial Financial Support on Children Raised by Single Mothers

New research shows that support from fathers, family, and friends plays a crucial role in relieving the economic burden of low-income, single mothers, resulting in benefits for the behavioral and developmental outcomes of their children.

Vlora Çitaku, Former Minister of European Integration, on Significance of EU and UN Membership for Kosovo and for Women

Vlora Çitaku, newly appointed Consul General and recent Minister of European Integration in the Republic of Kosovo, shares realities of being a female politician, the struggle to end violence against women, and why European integration is critical for Kosovo.

How Do Early Social Interactions Shape a Woman’s Labor Supply?

Researchers examine how early social interaction shapes the gender identity of women and influences their choice of work hours.

Uncovering Women’s Rights: The Burqa Ban and The Fight for Equality in France

A conversation with the author of “Neither Whores Nor Submissive” sheds light on the fight for gender equality among the French working class.

Teach the Parent, Help the Kids

A new report demonstrates the connection between maternal and child education, finding that mothers’ literacy programs boost their children’s math scores and their own sense of empowerment.

Maternal Tradeoffs: Economic Consequences for Mothers Who Breastfeed

Breastfeeding has health benefits, but does it also carry an economic penalty for mothers?

Gender Dynamics and Public Health Technology: Clean Cookstoves in Bangladesh

Authors investigate how women’s bargaining power in the household can influence the success of public health interventions.

Forward: Beth Myers on the Current State of the GOP

Romney campaign strategist Beth Myers discusses the direction of the Republican party after the 2012 campaign.

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