The economic cost of gender - based discrimination in social institutions
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Note from the OECD Development Centre, June 2016
- Discriminatory social institutions not only hold back achieving gender equality but also matter for economic growth .
- Gender - based discrimination in social institutions cost s up to US D 12 trillion for the global economy .
- Gradually reducing discrimination in social institutions could lead to an annual average increase in the world GDP growth rate of 0.03 to 0.6 percentage points by 2030 .
- Tackling discriminatory social institutions should be integrated into national growth and development strategies and mainstreamed in global deve lopment approaches .
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