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Towards 2030 UN Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals: Technical Challenges in Measuring Gender Inequality in Asia Pacific

Lekha cHAKRABORTY

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Abstract: Against the backdrop of UN 2030 Sustainable Development agenda, this paper analyses the measurement issues in gender-based indices constructed by UNDP and suggests alternatives for choice of variables, functional form and weights. Despite their relevance, the composite indices like Gender Development Index (GDI) and Gender Empowerment Measure (GEM) have been criticized for their technical flaws and later replaced with Gender Inequality Index (GII)

Keywords: 2030; UN Agenda; Sustainable Development Goals; Gender Inequality; Asia Pacific; health; empowerment; labour force participation; GDI; GEM; GII; gender-based indices (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-02
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