Monday, March 24, 2014

Gender Inclusion - Financial Inclusion

Supriya Singh, Professor of Sociology at RMIT in Australia, blogs about the need for the gender of money to be a key aspect of the policy of financial inclusion.

"This will mean two conceptual changes in regulatory and banking policy. Firstly, regulation and ‘suitable’ banking services will need to consider money as both a social and market phenomenon. The use of financial services has to be seen in the context of money as a medium of social relationships; men and women’s management and control of money in the home; migration and remittances; and access to mobile technologies. Secondly, gender will become an important implementation and monitoring measure for financial inclusion and economic empowerment..."

Read more over on the Smart Services CRC Research Group's blog

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