The Economic Costs of Gender Inequality
Much attention is given to the existence and measurement of gender inequality, but relatively little attention is given to the economic costs that result from this inequality. Following up on our November 2016 conference on this issue, the papers in this Forum make it clear that while the quest for gender equality is necessary as a matter of justice and fairness, the existence – and persistence – of inequality also has a significant negative effect on the economic performance of Europe.
Fiscal Stabilisation Function for the Eurozone
Brussels · 20 April 2017 · 9:00 - 17:00 · Centre for European Policy Studies
The 7th annual Intereconomics conference will explore the benefits that could be gained by granting the eurozone a fiscal stabilisation function, for example through a European unemployment benefits scheme. Top economists such as Clemens Fuest, Iain Begg, Paul De Grauwe and Frank Vandenbroucke will be joined by representatives of the ECB, European Parliament and US Labor Department to debate the implications of such a move.
Further details and registration information can be found here.
Figure of the Month
Female labour force participation, ages 25-54
in % of same-age population. Sources: Eurostat; and IMF staff calculations.
This figure from “Unlocking The Potential of Female Employment in Europe” by Pereira et al. shows how female labour force participation in Europe has evolved since the year 2000.
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