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This report examines the linkages between gender inequality, growth, and poverty in SSA. It documents the interdependence of the market and household economies, and the structural roles of men and women in African economies. Based on country-level case studies, macroeconomic growth modeling, and gender analysis of household survey data, it concludes that reducing gender-based asset inequality increases growth, efficiency, and welfare. Recommendations for public policy intervention are made in five key areas: participation; investment in the household economy; investment in human capital; support for rural livelihood strategies; and engendering national statistics and poverty monitoring.

C. Mark Blackden

Chitra Bhanu

in collaboration with the Poverty and Social Policy Working Group of the Special Program of Assistance for Africa
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Title Annotation:Gender Growth and Poverty Reduction: Special Program of Assistance for Africa, 1998 Status Report on Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa
Publication:Gender, Growth and Poverty Reduction
Date:Mar 1, 1999
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