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 .
- 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 . - See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/economic-empowerment/facts-and-figures#sthash.ZafwOWM1.dpuf