Shvedova N. A. Human capital development and gender equality: smart gender politics pp.17-31

Awareness of the logical chain “human capital — human rights — gender equality — sustainable development — the progress and quality of life” dictates the importance of avoiding gender inequalities in the process of development. Gender equality is both the development objective and reasonable approach to economic politics, because development is seen as a process of expanding freedoms equally for every individual — for all women and men. The topicality of the question is primarily due to the fact that gender equality is important in itself, and also due to understanding that the emancipation of women's human development has a strong impact on work performance. That in its turn leads to increased economic efficiency, which is a condition for achieving other key development goals. read in PDF>>>