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Financial inclusion for women in Mexico declined to 33 percent.

Mexico fell 27 places, to 103. Mexico reports a decline in women’s financial inclusion, from 39 to 33 percent. At the same time, recent survey data find that many rural recipients of government cash transfers are not aware that they have access to a full-service bank account. Gender stereotypes further restrict women’s economic opportunities, as revealed in the large gender gap in employment: 84 percent of men work compared with 46 percent of women. Most (59 percent) Mexican women in paid work are in the informal sector.