From 12/10/2016 To 12/10/2016
Gender and the labour market

Description : ICID, UCW and SITES are organizing a one-day workshop to present recent research on gender differences in the labour market and to contribute filling in the knowledge gap concerning the causes of gender discrimination in the labour market. A theme of particular focus will be the role of gender discrimination on education access and its consequences on employment outcomes, with particular emphasis on child labour, early entry in the labour market and the school-to-work transition. The workshop will bring together academics and development practitioners on issues related to gender discrimination in the labour market.
Site : www.ucw-project.org
Place : University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
Event Type : Workshop
Details : Throughout the past decades there has been a convergence in women’s level of human capital and their employment prospects and outcomes relative to those of men. Despite these progresses, we are far from reaching equality in particular in areas such as participation in the labour market, economic independence, pay and pensions and equality in leadership positions. In particular, in the developing world, women constitute a large majority of the world’s working poor, earn less income, and are more often affected by long-term unemployment than men. Women often have less access to productive resources, education, and skills development and labour market opportunities than men in many societies. Furthermore, women continue to undertake most of unpaid care work, which has become an increasing challenge in their efforts to engage in productive work, both in subsistence agriculture and market economy. ICID, UCW and SITES are organizing a one-day workshop to present recent research on gender differences in the labour market and to contribute filling in the knowledge gap concerning the causes of gender discrimination in the labour market. A theme of particular focus will be the role of gender discrimination on education access and its consequences on employment outcomes, with particular emphasis on child labour, early entry in the labour market and the school-to-work transition.
Organization : UCW, ICID and SITES
Country : Italy


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