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Stephan Klasen is professor of development economics at the University of Göttingen, Germany, where he also heads the Courant Research Center 'Poverty, equity, and growth in developing and transition countries. He holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University (where he completed a dissertation under the supervision of Amartya Sen on gender bias in mortality during the development process). He has since held positions at the World Bank, King's College (Cambridge, UK) and the University of Munich, Germany. His research focuses mostly on measurement, determinants and consequences of gender bias in developing countries. He is also a member of the UN Committee on Development Policy as well as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Posts by Stephan Klasen
In this article, Stephan Klasen gives an overview of the existing evidence on the supply- and demand-side drivers of female labour force participation in India.
- Stephan Klasen
- 03 March, 2017
One-third of all seats in village councils are reserved for women. The government has proposed an increase in quota to 50%, and in the period of reservation from five to 10 years. Based on a survey co...
Poverty measurement at the household level assumes that the poverty status of all household members, irrespective of age and gender, is the same as that of the household. This column presents a frame...
Over the past two decades, urban India has experienced expansion in women’s education, fertility decline and growth in white-collared jobs. Then why is it that female labour force participation has ...