Gender, Growth and Poverty Reduction: Special Program of Assistance for Africa, 1998. World Bank Technical Paper No. 428.

Blackden and Bhanu examine the relationship between gender inequality, growth, and poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. They argue that markets and household economies are independent, and that men and women have structural roles within the economy. The technical paper concludes that gender-based constraints, namely gender-based asset inequality, results in inefficiency. Improving women's access to inputs will increase growth, efficiency, and welfare.

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Blackden, M. and C. Bhanu 1999. Gender, Growth and Poverty Reduction: Special Program of Assistance for Africa, 1998. World Bank Technical Paper No. 428. Washington, DC: World Bank.
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1999
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Technical Paper
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