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Gender and the Business Environment for New Firm Creation

Leora F. Klapper and Simon C. Parker.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2011; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entrepreneurship; Demographic Economics; Other Economic Systems; Public Economics; Economic Development. 7456 words.

The authors summarize the extant literature on the relationship between gender and entrepreneurship. They note significant quantitative gender differences in business entry, with male-owned...

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Local industrial structures and female entrepreneurship in India

Ejaz Ghani, William R. Kerr and Stephen D. O’Connell.

in Journal of Economic Geography

November 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Business and Management; Services; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development; Manufacturing; Entrepreneurship; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 16571 words.

We analyze the spatial determinants of female entrepreneurship in India in the manufacturing and services sectors. We focus on the presence of incumbent female-owned businesses and their...

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Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment: What Works?

Mayra Buvinić and Rebecca Furst-Nichols.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2016; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Demand and Supply of Labour; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Entrepreneurship; Economics; Economic Development. 12020 words.

A review of rigorous evaluations of interventions that seek to empower women economically shows that the same class of interventions has significantly different outcomes depending on the...

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Welfare Gains from Quality Certification of Infant Foods: Results from a Market Experiment in Mali

William A. Masters and Diakalia Sanogo.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

November 2002; p ublished online November 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Demographic Economics; Economic Development; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 0 words.

In low-income countries, malnutrition is often most severe among infants of six to twenty-four months. They need higher-density foods than the family diet, but density is a credence...

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What Are We Learning from Business Training and Entrepreneurship Evaluations around the Developing World?

David McKenzie and Christopher Woodruff.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2014; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entrepreneurship; Demographic Economics; Economics; Economic Development. 14182 words.

Business training programs are a popular policy option to improve the performance of enterprises around the world, and the number of rigorous impact evaluations of these programs is...

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