Discrimination Abound

This article touch bases on the issues that effect women’s access to financial services in developing countries. Legal and cultural norms in countries all over the world have a huge negative impact on the chance of women getting any or equal access to financial services. Women are unable to own an account, less likely to borrow, and have unequal inheritance rights to the property handed down to them by their family members. As a result, countries that discriminate against genders have a gender-based financial exclusion that inhibits them from further developing and operating at maximum capacity.

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  1. Brian Said,

    November 20, 2013 @ 2:58 am

    Gender discrimination in some of these developing countries is more than just detrimental to the women, it severely cripples the country’s ability to progress and makes it more difficult to increase the overall GDP per capita when half the potential work force is culturally prevented from working

  2. gersonma Said,

    November 21, 2013 @ 4:25 pm

    I agree Brian. I too think that gender discrimination hinders not just women personally, but developing countries and their financial/workforce markets. Like you said, it is preventing progress from being made. Hopefully there will be a change for the better, soon.

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