nep-isf New Economics Papers
on Islamic Finance
Issue of 2021‒02‒15
three papers chosen by
Mohamed Mohamed Tolba Said

  1. The Comparative Economics of Financial Access in Gender Economic Inclusion By Simplice A. Asongu; Rexon T. Nting
  2. Exercise of the Right to Visit the Child by the Non-Resident Parent in Case of Declaring a State of Emergency in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic By Ciprian Raul Romitan
  3. INVESTMENT CLIMATE OF UZBEKISTAN By SaidkarimovaSaodatSaidkamalovna

  1. By: Simplice A. Asongu (Yaounde, Cameroon); Rexon T. Nting (London, UK)
    Abstract: The study has investigated the comparative importance of financial access in promoting gender inclusion in African countries. Gender inclusion is proxied by the female labour participation rate while financial channels include: financial system deposits and private domestic credit. The empirical evidence is based on non-contemporary Fixed Effects regressions. In order to provide more implications on comparative relevance, the dataset is categorised into income levels (middle income versus (vs.) low income); legal origins (French civil law vs. English common law); religious domination (Islam vs. Christianity); openness to sea (coastal vs. landlocked); resource-wealth (oil-poor vs. oil-rich) and political stability (stable vs. unstable). Six main hypotheses are tested, notably, that middle income, English common law, Christianity, coastal, oil-rich and stable countries enjoy better levels of “financial access†-induced gender inclusion compared to respectively, low income, French civil law, Islam, landlocked, oil-poor and unstable countries. All six tested hypothesis are validated. This is the first study on the comparative importance of financial access in gender economic participation.
    Keywords: Inequality; Gender Inclusion; Financial development; Africa
    JEL: I30 L96 O16 O55
    Date: 2020–01
  2. By: Ciprian Raul Romitan (Romanian-American University, Romania)
    Abstract: For raising and educating their minor children, parents have rights and duties, including the right to have personal relations with the minor if, as a result of a divorce, the child lives with one of them. In this respect, the law establishes that the parent at which the child does not reside has the right to have personal connections (relations) with the minor at his or her home. During the period when the state of emergency was established in Romania, the right of the child and of the parent to accomplish their natural connections in the best possible conditions was made with difficulty, but the courts ruling the best measures for such situations were decisive. This study analyzes how the minor’s visitation schedule can be carried out by the parent with whom the child does not actually live, in case of declaring a state of emergency in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic when, for a certain period of time, in order to prevent the spread of the virus and to ensure the public health of its citizens, public authorities have restricted the exercise of several human rights.
    Keywords: minor, parent, right of visit, personal relations with the minor, pandemic, state of emergency, Covid-19, restriction of rights
    Date: 2020–09
  3. By: SaidkarimovaSaodatSaidkamalovna
    Abstract: Every country wants to develop its economic status in the world. Both developing and developed countries need investment. Bringing foreign investment is one of the best ways to enhance the degree of economic growth. As increased globalization in business has occurred, it has become very common for big companies or affluent people to invest money in other companies located in own country or in the other. The current article stresses on the investment climate in Uzbekistan. Key Words: Investment, Uzbekistan, finance, economy, foreign investment Policy
    Date: 2020–09

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