Gender and Economics: Its Impact to Economic Development

Gender and Economics: Its Impact to Economic Development

by Marah P. Citra


…investing in women is not only the right thing to do. It is the smart thing to do. I am deeply convinced that, in women, the world has at its disposal, the most significant and yet largely untapped potential for development and peace


Social science which deals with how individuals and the society make choices involving the use of scarce resources to achieve desired ends

Microeconomics and Macroeconomics are the two main branches

Sub-fields include Gender Economics, Development Economics, Resource Economics, etc.


Socially constructed characteristics of women and men. It includes norms, roles, and relationships of and between groups of women and men. (World Health Organization )

Does not focus on women, but on the inequalities between males and females

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