Gender and Economic Development

Gender and Economic Development

The 2019 conference schedule of events:

Thursday, April 4, 2019

8 p.m. Keynote address: Rohini Pande, Harvard University. “Women and Work: The Role of Norms.” Pande will discuss how formal and informal customs and rules act to constrain female labor market opportunities in developing countries, and how policies may be leveraged to increase women's economic activity in such settings.

Friday, April 5, 2019

 9 a.m. S. Ankruti, Boston College/Harvard University, “Fertility and Sex-Selective Abortion in India.”

9:45 a.m. Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Rutgers University, “Impact of Funding Cuts and Legal Restrictions on Global Abortion Rates: New Empirical Estimates.”

10:45 a.m. Nidhiya Menon, Brandeis University, “Influences on the Health of Young Girls in Developing Countries: Evidence from History, Season of Birth, and Famine.”

11:30 a.m. Rebecca Thornton, University of Illinois, “Inequalities in Education: What Do the Data Say?”

1:45 p.m. Rachel Heath, University of Washington, “Garment Jobs Can Be Good for Women. Can Policy Make Them Even Better?”

2:30 p.m. Mayra Buvinic, The Center for Global Development, “Women’s Economic Empowerment: What Works and What Should We Measure.”

3:30 p.m. Pierre Richard Agénor, University of Manchester, “Gender Equality and Economic Growth: Some Theoretical Developments and Policy Implications.”

The conference is sponsored by the Williams College Center for Development Economics with the support of the World War II Memorial Lecture Fund.