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ADO 2015 Update Theme Chapter

Enabling Women, Energizing Asia


Mid-term Workshop: 22 April 2015
Organized jointly by Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
and Gender Equity Thematic Group
Auditorium D, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines
Registration
SESSION 1

8:45 9:00 am

Asia's gender inequality in the global context


Chair: Juzhong Zhuang, ADB Welcome Remarks

9:00 9:45 am

Overview: Joseph Zveglich, Jr., ADB


1. Country-specific restrictions to women in Asias labor markets
Presenter: Erin Fletcher, Harvard Kennedy School of Government (on Videocon)
Discussant: Sonomi Tanaka, ADB
2. Gender inequality and quality of growth
Presenter: Shikha Jha, ADB
Discussant: Craig Sugden, ADB

9:45 10:20 am

Comments from peer reviewers: Lena Edlund, Columbia University


Open Discussion

10:20 10:35 am
SESSION 2

Coffee break
Female labor force participation and growth
Chair: Jesus Felipe, ADB

10:35 11:20 am

3. Contribution of female labor force participation to growth


Presenter: Jong-Wha Lee and Kwanho Shin, Korea University (on Videocon)
Discussant: Geoffrey Ducanes, University of the Philippines
4. Womens leadership and corporate performance
Presenter: Meijun Qian, National University of Singapore
Discussant: Xin Meng, Australian National University; Laurence Levaque, ADB

11:20 12:00 noon

Comments from peer reviewers: Lena Edlund, Columbia University


Open Discussion

12:00 1:30 pm

Lunch break

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SESSION 3

Inequality in wages
Chair: Imrana Jalal, ADB

1:30 2:10 pm

5. Explaining gender wage gap in Asia


Presenter: Akiko Terada Hagiwara, ADB
Discussant: Vicente Paqueo, Philippine Institute for Development Studies
6. Determinants of gender wage gap in the Philippines and Taipei,China
Presenter: Joseph Zveglich, Jr., ADB
Discussant: Emily Cabegin, University of the Philippines

2:10 2:55 pm

Comments from peer reviewers: Lena Edlund, Columbia University


Jane Falkingham, University of Southampton (on Videocon)
Athina Vlachantoni, University of Southampton (on Videocon)
Open Discussion

2:55 3:10 pm
SESSION 4

Coffee break
From employment to empowerment
Chair: Laurence Levaque, ADB

3:10 4:00 pm

7. Relation of Bangladeshi womens expanding employment with empowerment:


Presenter: Mieke Meurs, American University, Washington DC
Discussant: Xin Meng, Australian National University
8. How women fared in the PRCs rising dominance in global value chains
Presenter: Limin Wang, independent consultant, Washington DC
Discussant: Xin Meng, Australian National University; Sofia Shakil, ADB

4:00 4:45 pm

Comments from peer reviewers: Lena Edlund, Columbia University


Jane Falkingham, University of Southampton (on Videocon)
Athina Vlachantoni, University of Southampton (on Videocon)
Open Discussion

4:45 5:00 pm

Next Steps: Shikha Jha, ADB

Closing Remarks: Sonomi Tanaka, ADB


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