Gender-related Indicators of Well-being

  • Stephan Klasen
Part of the Studies in Development Economics and Policy book series (SDEP)


There are large and persistent gender gaps in many indicators of wellbeing across the world. They include gender gaps in control over economic resources, education, earnings, mortality, access to employment, pay, time use, safety, and power in the public and the private sphere (e.g. UNDP 1995, World Bank 2001). Perhaps the most egregious form of gender inequality is that of gender inequality in survival in parts of the developing world, most notably South Asia and China where millions of females are ‘missing’ as a result of these inequalities (e.g. Sen 1989, Klasen and Wink 2002, 2003).


Labour Force Participation Gender Inequality United Nations Development Programme Capability Approach Inequality Aversion 
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