It does not measure all aspects that matter for women's economic opportunities.
For example, it does not measure access to childcare, education, or personal security."Gender differentiation in law sometimes arises out of a desire to protect women, but it may inadvertently limit their opportunities," said Penelope Brook, Director of the Global Indicators and Analysis Department of the World Bank Group.
Based on a discourse analysis, this article discusses what research practices cause these results.
It suggests new research directions that do not reproduce women's subordination but capture more and…
C., March 17, 2010-Only 20 of 128 economies have equal legal rights for men and women in several important areas for entrepreneurs and workers, according to a new World Bank Group report, Women, Business and the Law 2010.
Inequality occurs across all regions and income levels.
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Research articles on women's entrepreneurship reveal, in spite of intentions to the contrary and in spite of inconclusive research results, a tendency to recreate the idea of women as being secondary to men and of women's businesses being of less significance or, at best, as being a complement.