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Projected Gender Impact of the ASEAN Economic Community

Studies the linkages between economic integration and gender disparities in ASEAN. Identifies mechanisms to enhance gender equality and women’s economic empowerment, as well as challenges against women advancement. Introduces ASEAN economic growth, women status, gender laws and policies, labour and social protection, and women’s economic participation outcomes. Gives statistical data and analysis on ASEAN trade and women’s economics, covering global trade trends, intra-ASEAN trade trends, female share of exports and its projection in response to ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) effect along with forecasted female wages and employment. Explores trends of female labour force participation (LFP), share of employment, gender wages gap, and key challenges to women’s participation in ASEAN’s priority sectors, covering agriculture, textiles, tourism, financial services, oil and gas, forestry, food and beverage, and healthcare.