Rachel M. Heath an associate professor in the department of Economics at the University of Washington. Her research interests are in development and labour economics. In particular, much of her research focuses on increased labour market opportunities for women in developing countries (such as the garment industry in Bangladesh). Rachel studies how these new job opportunities are changing women’s lives, the factors that influence women’s decisions to join the labour force, and how firms make hiring decisions.
Established in 1998 in Bonn, Germany, IZA is an independent, non-profit research institution supported by the Deutsche Post Foundation with a focus on the analysis of global labour markets. It operates an international network of about 1,500 economists and researchers spanning across more than 50 countries.
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The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) leads the UK's work to end extreme poverty. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women, and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.
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