The work of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) might seem very remote from the daily lives of most people. Trying to manage our own finances takes enough effort; unless you are an economist, following what is happening in the global economy may be just a thought too far.
It is a great pleasure therefore to see the results of the toils of IMF MD Christine Lagarde and her staff. Published 23 February 2015, the study ‘Fair Play: More Equal Laws Boost Female Labor Force Participation’ can be downloaded here http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/sdn/2015/sdn1502.pdf
Women of the world: the IMF salutes your critical role in the global economy.
An “insidious conspiracy” of laws is keeping women out of the workforce around the world, costing the global economy badly needed growth, said Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund.