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Her keen observations, her use of empirical data and her commitment to greater gender equality are still an inspiration to students, researchers and activists who are interested in a better and more equal world.
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Early economic development theory rendered women and their work invisible. To challenge this social construction of gender, female scholars began to document and demonstrate women’s economic impact.
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