Seminar on Women in Development, South Asia Institute


Women make up the majority of the world’s poor. Compared with men, they have less access to health care, education, social security, and formal employment. Women are often paid less than men for similar jobs and are frequently employed in lower-paid occupations.

This seminar for students of Heidelberg University addressed various forms of gender bias in developing countries and interventions aimed at empowering women and eliminating disadvantages. Over two days, students presented their papers on topics such as employment, unpaid work, and access to financial services, health, and education. The organizer and lecturer was Prof. Dr. Stefan Klonner, Professor of Development Economics at the South Asia Institute of Heidelberg University.