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Blog Contributor Rachel Muth

Rachel Muth was a manager in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

by Rachel Muth

A First Economic Step toward Gender Equality

In 2017, women around the world made up 47 percent of the formal workforce but only earned, on average, 77 percent of men’s earnings. These figures are critical in understanding the staggering inequalities present in the global workforce and the need to address gender inequality through an economic lens. Gender equity and economic empowerment are…