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Counting Women's Work is Launched!

1 Apr 2014 - 10:15
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Counting Women's Work project and website launched

We are pleased to announce the official launch of the Counting Women's Work project and its website: www.countingwomenswork.org.This three-year research effort is jointly funded by the Hewlett Foundation and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Multi-country research will run until December 2016.

Building on the National Transfer Accounts (NTA) project and research network, this research will bring women's economic lives into view in a more comprehensive manner than ever before. By including economic activity at home and at work, it will provide evidence from countries around the world to design better policies around work, economic development and investment in human capital and social welfare.

Gretchen Donehower (UC Berkeley) is the CWW project director and Morné Oosthuizen (DPRU, University of Cape Town) is project coordinator.

The intention with CWW's website is to bring together gender-sensitive research on both National Transfer and National Time Transfer Accounts from the various countries engaged in this work. All NTA country teams - whether or not they are being supported as part of the CWW project - are invited to submit content (including research papers, presentations, posters, dissemination materials, blogs) for inclusion on the site. In this way we hope that the site will become a useful resource for those interested in the research. Submissions can be emailed to countingwomenswork@gmail.com.

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