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Gendered Laws and Women in the Workforce

This paper uses the World Bank’s newly constructed Women, Business and the Law 50-year database to provide the first global look at how gender discrimination by the law affects women’s economic opportunity and chart the evolution of legal inequalities over five decades.

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Absent laws and missing women: Can domestic violence legislation reduce female mortality?

This study explores the relationship between the presence of domestic violence legislation and the adult mortality of women relative to men.

A patient sits in a wheel chair in a hospital in Lebanon.

The Rights of Women with Disabilities

This topic note showcases the results of a pilot research on the legal rights of women with disabilities in 176 economies as part of the 10 Commitments on Disability-Inclusive Development. The research was developed with the support of the World Bank's Environmental and Social Framework Implementation Support Unit (ESF ISU).

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Researching the relationship between gender equality and economic growth.