The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Empowering Women - SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE

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*SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE* *LONGLISTED FOR THE FINANCIAL TIMES AND MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD*

An urgent analysis of global gender inequality and a passionately argued case for change by a pioneer in the movement for women's economic empowerment.

'A compelling and actionable case for unleashing women's economic power.' MELINDA GATES

'Passionate and timely.' CAROLINE CRIADO-PEREZ, OBSERVER

'Shocking . . . a call to arms.' ADAM RUTHERFORD, BBC INSIDE SCIENCE

'A rallying cry for global gender equality . . . blistering.' GUARDIAN 'Scholarly and impassioned.' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Pulls no punches.' IRISH INDEPENDENT 'A searing analysis . . . vital.' TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

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FACT: Modern slavery is 71% female.

FACT: 80% of the earth's farmable surface is owned by men.

FACT: UK women lose GBP140 billion a year in wages to the gender pay gap - the equivalent of GBP10,000 each.

WHEN WE FAIL WOMEN, WE ALL LOSE

FACT: Allowing women farmers the same resources as men would reduce the number of chronically hungry by up to 150 million.

FACT: Giving female entrepreneurs in Britain equal access to capital would add GBP250 billion to the economy.

FACT: The global economy's wealth would be GBP160 trillion higher if the gender pay gap were closed.

WHEN WE EMPOWER WOMEN, WE ALL WIN

The Double X Economy describes both the shocking gender inequalities built into the global economy, and the collective power of women that could be harnessed to turn these around and combat humankind's most pressing problems. Promoting women's economic empowerment will dramatically boost social, financial and environmental conditions for everybody around the world. Provocative, accessible and game-changing, The Double X Economy is at once an expert analysis and an urgent call to action.

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Product Details

Price
£10.99  £10.22
Publisher
Faber & Faber
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Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780571337576
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