Lecciones de Evidencia en Género

El sector de Género de J-PAL se centra en reducir la desigualdad de género, promover el empoderamiento de las mujeres y las niñas y comprender cómo las normas sociales relacionadas con el género afectan los resultados de los programas de desarrollo. Nuestras lecciones de la evidencia resumen los resultados generales que surgen de evaluaciones aleatorias sobre el impacto de cuotas de género en la representación política de las mujeres y la prestación de servicios y el impacto de las intervenciones de participación escolar en la matriculación y asistencia escolar de las niñas.

Seema Jayachandran (Universidad Northwestern), presidenta del sector Género

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Reducing adolescent pregnancy by increasing educational and economic opportunities in low- and middle-income countries

Last updated: January 2019
Interventions that changed perceptions about girls’ abilities and opportunities or increased the educational and economic opportunities available to them encouraged girls and young women to delay pregnancy.

Improving women’s representation in politics through gender quotas

Last updated: April 2018
Gender quotas for women in local government bodies can improve women’s representation in politics, increase provision of public services, and improve perceptions of women as leaders.

Student Participation Despite dramatic increases in primary school enrollment worldwide, pockets of low enrollment remain, and millions of children who are enrolled are not attending regularly. Strategies that decrease the monetary or non-monetary costs of school, or increase the perceived benefits of school participation, have been found to be particularly effective.

Increasing student enrollment and attendance: impacts by gender

Last updated: February 2019
Reducing the costs and increasing the perceived benefits of education increase student participation for both boys and girls, and successful programs tend to help the gender with the lowest initial attendance most.

Sector Chairs

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Co-Chair, Gender

Professor of Economics

Northwestern University

Sector Contacts

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Policy Manager, J-PAL Global

Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

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Policy and Research Advisor, J-PAL Global

Senior Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

Associate Director of Policy, J-PAL Global

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Policy Manager , J-PAL Global