Agricultural Economics Department

 

Date of this Version

2014

Citation

Cornhuskers Economics, University of Nebraska- Lincoln Extension, September 9, 2014.

Comments

Copyright 2014 University of Nebraska. Used by permission.

Abstract

Worldwide one in three women will be abused sexually or will encounter physical violence dur-ing her lifetime (Human Development Report (HDR), 2014). That amounts to about 1.2 billion women. Although gender-related abuse and vio-lence exist everywhere, the issues that come to mind when contemplating gender inequality in high-income countries are usually related to job opportunities, career advancement, or wage dis-parities. In many developing countries, gender inequality is a much more severe problem; it is manifested in health disparities, limited access to education, and even in the violation of human rights.

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