Facts and Figures: Economic Empowerment

Benefits of economic empowerment

  • When more women work, economies grow. An increase in female labour force participation — or a reduction in the gap between women’s and men’s labour force participation — results in faster economic growth [1].
  • Evidence from a range of countries shows that increasing the share of household income controlled by women, either through their own earnings or cash transfers, changes spending in ways that benefit children [2]. - See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/economic-empowerment/facts-and-figures#sthash.ZafwOWM1.dpuf
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