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Levelling the Playing Field: Dissecting the Gender Gap in the Funding of Start-ups

This report investigates the gender gap in the funding of innovative start-ups across OECD and BRICS countries using a detailed micro-dataset on start-ups and their founders. Results from empirical analysis show that start-ups with at least one woman in the team of founders are less likely to receive funding by 5-10%. When such start-ups do …
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The Global Gender Gap Report 2018

The World Economic Forum has just published the 2018 edition of The Global Gender Gap Report. Gender parity is fundamental to whether and how economies and societies thrive. Ensuring the full development and appropriate deployment of half of the world’s total talent pool has a vast bearing on the growth, competitiveness and future-readiness of economies …
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The Global Gender Gap Report 2017

The World Economic Forum has just published the 2017 edition of The Global Gender Gap Report. The findings in this year’s report show that, overall, 68% of the global gender gap has been closed. This is a slight deterioration on 2016 and 2015, when the gap was 68.3% and 68.1%, respectively. Behind the decline is …
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The Gender Employment Gap: Challenges and Solutions

Eurofound has just published the report “The gender employment gap: Challenges and solutions.” The study explores the main characteristics and consequences of gender gaps in labour market participation. It finds that the total cost of a lower female employment rate was €370 billion in 2013, corresponding to 2.8% of EU GDP. The report also examines …
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The Global Gender Gap Report 2016

The World Economic Forum has just published the 11th edition of “The Global Gender Gap Report”. The study quantifies the magnitude of gender disparities and tracks their progress over time, with a specific focus on the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics. According to the 2016 …
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OECD Employment Outlook 2016

This 2016 edition of the OECD Employment Outlook provides an in-depth review of recent labour market trends and short-term prospects in OECD countries. Contents: Chapter 1 examines recent labour market developments, with a special focus on vulnerable youth who are neither working nor in education or training. The size of this group has grown in …
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Closing the Economic Gender Gap report by WEF

In the 10 years since the World Economic Forum began measuring the economic gender gap it has narrowed by only 3% globally. To accelerate the pace of change, the Forum launched Gender Parity Task Forces in Mexico, Turkey and Japan in 2012. A further task force followed in 2014 in the Republic of Korea. The …
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Women at Work: Trends 2016

The ILO has just published the report “Women at Work: Trends 2016.” The study highlights the enormous challenges women continue to face in finding and keeping decent jobs around the world. The report examined data for up to 178 countries and concludes that inequality between women and men persists across a wide spectrum of the …
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Global Gender Gap Index 2015

The World Economic Forum has just published the “Global Gender Gap Index 2015.” The report ranks 145 economies according to how well they are leveraging their female talent pool, based on economic, educational, health-based and political indicators. No country in the world has fully closed the gender gap, but four out of the five Nordic …
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The Global Gender Gap Report 2014

The World Economic Forum has just published “The Global Gender Gap Report 2014.” The study seeks to measure the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics. The 2014 report emphasizes persisting gender gap divides across and within regions. According to the study the gender gap for economic …
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