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Women’s Empowerment is Smart Economics
April 5, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Professor Yana Rodgers will discuss women’s empowerment in the labor market using a global perspective, with a focus on successful strategies for empowering women in the labor market and what the benefits are not just to women but to their families and to economies as a whole.
In the era of smart phones and smart cards, empowering women can be a ‘gender-smart’ way to achieve economy-wide gain.
Yana van der Meulen Rodgers is a Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She teaches courses and conducts research in feminist economics, labor studies, economics of the family, development economics, and nutrition and food policy. Many of her studies have focused on East and South Asian economies, and she has traveled to and lived in Asia to conduct her research.