Examines the global and regional labour market trends and gaps, including in labour force participation rates, unemployment rates, employment status as well as sectoral and occupational segregation. Also presents a global in-depth analysis of the key drivers of female labour force participation by investigating the personal preferences of women and the societal gender norms and socio-economic constraints that women face.
Provides a first-ever account of global attitudes and perceptions of women and men regarding women and work based on the 2016 Gallup World Poll. The poll, which was conducted in 142 countries and territories, is representative of 98 per cent of the global population.
Report provides a picture of where women stand today in the world of work and how they have progressed over the past 20 years. It examines the global and regional labour market trend and gaps, including in labour force participation rates, employment-to-population rates and unemployment rates, as well as differences in the type and status in employment, hours spent in paid and unpaid work, sectoral segregation and gender gaps in wages and social protection.
Argues that gender equality is a core development objective in its own right. Shows that greater gender equality can enhance productivity, improve development outcomes for the next generation, and make institutions more representative. Focuses also on four priority areas for policy going forward: (i) reducing excess female mortality and closing education gaps where they remain, (ii) improving access to economic opportunities for women (iii) increasing women's voice and agency in the household and in society and (iv) limiting the reproduction of gender inequality across generations. Mentions ILO Conventions on Equal Remuneration, 1951 (No. 100) and on Discrimination (Employment and Occupation), 1958 (No. 111).
Report focuses on the gender dimensions of labour underutilization and gender inequalities. Analyses trends in employment opportunities and the extent of unemployment, but it is also concerned with developments in employment quality. To this end, the report analyses recent trends and gender gaps in different employment categories, including sectoral and occupational segregation in labour markets.