By Joanne Yoong
What lessons can we learn about promoting gender equity from Singapore’s experience of investing in public health? A paper in The Lancet by CESR economist Joanne Yoong explores this issue.
This week, The Lancet dedicates an entire issue to advancing gender equity in science, medicine, and global health. The collection of papers highlights that gender equity in science is not only a matter of justice and rights but is crucial to producing the best research and health care for patients. By publishing new evidence, commentary and analysis, the journal calls on researchers, clinicians, funders, institutional leaders, advocates, and medical journals to examine and address the systemic barriers to advancing women in science, medicine and global health.
One of the papers in this special issue is by CESR economist Joanne Yoong and co-authors. The paper discusses the importance of investment in gender equity in health and biomedical research using Singapore as a case study. You can read the full issue here: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/issue/vol393no10171/PIIS0140-6736(19)X0006-9