, Volume 71, Number 2

Jeni Klugman is a development economist and a Fellow at the Kennedy School, Harvard University

Women comprise just under half the world's population and great strides have been made in advancing their rights. Yet their participation in the workforce is actually falling and their earning potential is still restricted. And this is not just a Third World problem: the West is also guilty. Enabling women to work benefits everyone

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