Gender

Customer Discrimination in the Workplace: Evidence from Online Sales

Many workers are evaluated on their ability to engage with customers. We measure the impact of gender-based customer discrimination on the productivity of online sales agents working across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Working Paper
26 Sep 2022

Gender Differences in Informal Labour Market Resilience

This paper reports on the universe of garment-making firm owners in a Ghanaian district capital during the COVID-19 crisis. By July 2020, 80% of both male- and female-owned firms were operational.

Working Paper
22 Sep 2022

This business is mine! Individual property rights and intra-household relationships

This paper studies how stronger property rights on a micro-business affect entrepreneurs intra-household bargaining power, investment decisions and the extend to which they are constrained by their household in Benin.

Working Paper
31 Aug 2022

Professional Networks and Female Entrepreneurship

Can access to online networking opportunities combined with legal support increase business collaborations and improve business performance?

Research Note
17 Aug 2022

Encouraging Female Graduates to Enter the Labor Force: Evidence from a Role Model Intervention in Pakistan

Pakistan has gender parity in tertiary enrollment yet labor force participation rate of female graduates is one-third that of the male graduates.

Journal Article
26 Jun 2022

Childcare, Labor Supply, and Business Development: Experimental Evidence from Uganda

In a field experiment in Uganda, mothers of young children are randomly offered a childcare subsidy, an equivalent cash grant, both or nothing.

Working Paper
22 Apr 2022

Customer Discrimination in the Workplace: Evidence from Online Sales

Do customers discriminate between workers? This work returns to this long-standing question by asking what role customers play in gender-based discrimination in labour markets in low-income countries.

Research Note
22 Apr 2022

Do Women in Top Management Affect Firms’ Environmental, Social and Governance Performance? A Pilot Study of Firms in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana

This pilot project will investigate whether female top executives and women in managerial roles have any significant effect on the environmental, social and governance performance of firms in Ghana.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Constraints on Firms for Providing Safer Workplaces for Female Workers

This project will study what constraints firms face in developing countries in promoting safety for sexual harassment for existing and potential female workers.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Understanding the Costs of Hiring Women in Pakistan

This project examines whether economic and non-economic integration costs deter firms from hiring women.

Research Project
1 Apr 2022

Pages