The research program focuses on evidence-based research to better understand the determinants and consequences of gender disparities in access to public services, finance, human development outcomes, and decision-making at the household level, and to examine successful approaches in reducing these disparities.
Gender disparities in basic human rights, resources, economic opportunities, and political voice are pervasive around the world. Often, these disparities are linked to poverty. The Global Monitoring Report (2007) highlights gender equality and empowerment of women and the special problems of fragile states, where extreme poverty is increasingly concentrated.The chapter on empowering women explores the starkly different access to assets and opportunities among men and women around the world.
Bangladesh Gender Assessment: celebrating the victories, addressing the challenges, Washington DC: The World Bank, Maitreyi Das, Sajeda Amin, Monica Das Gupta, Kiersten Johnson, Abul Hossain, Faaria Islam, Shirin Jahangeer, Simeen Mahmud, Wafaas Ofosu Amaah, Jennifer Solotaroff, and Yaniv Stopinsky, 2007.
Getting Girls into School: Evidence from a Scholarship Program in Cambodia,Deon Filmer and Norbert Schady. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3910, 2006.(Forthcoming in Economic Development and Cultural Change.)
Parental Education and Children's Schooling Outcomes: Is the Effect Nature, Nurture, or Both? Evidence from Recomposed Families in Rwanda, Damien de Walque. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3483, 2005.
If You Build It, Will They Come? School Availability and School Enrollment in 21 Poor Countries, Deon Filmer. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3340, 2004. (Forthcoming in Journal of Development Studies.)
Potential Applications of Conditional Cash Transfers for Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa, Carol Medlin and Damien de Walque. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 4673, 2008.
The Determinants of HIV Infection and Related Sexual Behaviors: Evidence from Lesotho, Lucia Corno and Damien de Walque. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 4421, 2007.
Adult Mortality and Children’s Transition into Marriage, Kathleen Beegle and Sofya Krutikova. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 4139, 2007. Looks at the impact of orphanhood on early marriage for boys/girls.
Orphanhood and the Long-Run Impact on Children, Kathleen Beegle, Joachim De Weerdt, and Stefan Dercon. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 88 (5): 1266-1272, 2006. Looks at the School/health impact of deaths/orphanhood on boys/girls.
Discordant Couples: HIV Infection among Couples in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania, Damien de Walque ." World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3956, 2006 .
Who gets AIDS and How? The Determinants of HIV Infection and Sexual Behaviors in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania, Damien de Walque World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3844, 2006 .
How Does the Impact of an HIV/AIDS Information Campaign Vary with Educational Attainment ? Evidence from Rural Uganda, Damien de Walque. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 3289, 2004.
Gender, ethnicity, and race
Smart Economics, Mayra Buvinic and Elizabeth M. King. Financial Development 44(2, June), 2007.
Testing for Pay and Promotion Bias in an International Organization, Deon P. Filmer, Elizabeth M. King, and Dominique van de Walle. International Journal of Manpower 26 (5): 404-12, 2005. (Based on WPS 1912).
Are Women More Credit Constrained? Experimental Evidence on Gender and Microenterprise Returns, Suresh de Mel, David McKenzie, Christopher Woodruff, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 4746, October 2008.
Selected Policy Research Working Papers on Gender (Please use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files) The following policy research working papers are drawn from the World Bank's institutional archives. Each link opens a page with an abstract of the document and several download options.