Women in the World of Work

The second linkage is between progress for women and progress for society . “ Measures to improve the situation of women are bound to have a ripple effect in society , since the advancement of women is without a doubt a precondition for ...

Author: Shirley A. Nuss

Publisher: International Labour Organization

ISBN: 9221065073

Category: Labor supply

Page: 132

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This title provides data, statistical information and analysis of female and male economic activity at global, regional and national levels. The book sets out in chart form statistics and projections from 1950 to 2000, and evaluates past trends and future prospects by age, economic sector and gross years of working life.

Review and Synthesis of Research on Women in the World of Work

are a part of the labor force or the labor force reserve is intricately linked with the number and type of employment opportunities within an expanding or contracting economy. V Problems Encountered Although the majority of women ...

Author: Mary Bach Kievit


ISBN: UOM:39015004790740

Category: Women

Page: 114

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HIV AIDS and the World of Work

( d ) Programmes should help women to understand their rights , both within the workplace and outside it , and empower them to protect themselves . ( e ) Education for men should include awareness - raising , risk assessment and ...

Author: International Labour Office

Publisher: International Labour Organization

ISBN: 9221206408

Category: AIDS (Disease)

Page: 146

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Contains information on HIV/AIDS in the world of work provided by member States in reply to surveys, meetings of experts, and other sources available to the International Labour Office. Includes considerations for the adoption of a new Recommendation on the subject.

The Psychology of Women at Work

Challenges and Solutions for Our Female Workforce Michele Antoinette Paludi ... To the extent that this is true, the increased presence of women in the workplace is likely to encourage the notion of ''company as community.

Author: Michele A. Paludi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780275996772

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 620

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Examines the benefits and costs of our increasing female workforce, to women, their families and society.

Transformation of Women at Work in Asia

Yet, in spite of these trends, the participation of women in the region's labour force has either fallen or remained stagnant. This sets the Asian region apart from the rest of the world. In 2006, the tripartite delegates to the 14th ...

Author: Sukti Dasgupta

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 9789385985065

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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This book examines the drivers of, and barriers to, participation of women in the Asian labour market for its socio-economic development and structural transformation. Based on original comparative research and extensive fieldwork, Transformation of Women at Work in Asia highlights the commonalities as well as the diverse nature of challenges that women across Asia face in gaining access to more and better jobs. Findings show that women across the continent have contributed significantly to its spectacular growth story; yet, social norms and economic factors limit their levels of participation. The book calls for a comprehensive approach to improve opportunities for women’s participation in the labour market as well as for the freedom to engage in paid employment. This will, in turn, contribute to a more inclusive growth process. It addresses important challenges faced by women workers and provides policy options for governments to promote decent work opportunities for women across social strata.

Women at Work in Latin America and the Caribbean

Women and the World of Work in 2012,” Booz and Company. Amin, Mohammad, Veselin Kuntchev, Martin Schmidt, 2015, “Gender Inequality and Growth,” Policy Research Working Paper WPS7172, (Washington D.C.: The World Bank Group).

Author: Natalija Novta

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 9781475578928

Category: Social Science

Page: 34

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Women across the world remain an underutilized resource in the labor force. Participation in the labor force averages around 80 percent for men but only 50 percent for women – nearly half of women’s productive potential remains untapped compared to one-fifth for men. Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), as a region, saw the largest gains in female labor force participation (LFP) in the world during the last two decades. Women in LAC are becoming increasingly active in paid work, closing the gap with men and catching up to their counterparts in advanced economies at an impressive rate. In this paper, we document the recent trends in female LFP and female education in the LAC region, discuss the size of potential gains to GDP from increasing female LFP and policies which could be deployed towards this goal.

World of Work

Participating in the discussion were Ms. Evelyn Oputu , Managing Director , Bank of Industry and former Executive Director of First National Bank , Nigeria ; Ms. Michaela Walsh , Founder of Women's World Banking and the first woman ...



ISBN: IND:30000138842632

Category: Labor

Page: 332

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Gender Bias as Related to Women in the Workplace

among married women, family ties are associated with pushing out. Married women with children and those who are more economically dependent on their husbands are more likely to push their feminism out into the world of work, ...

Author: Nancy Elder Walden Ph.D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462806279

Category: Law

Page: 116

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The book traces the history of gender bias toward women throughout history and contains a study specifically geared toward bias, which occurs in the careers of women, and demonstrates that the participation of females and males in the workforce is quite evident. A considerable amount of research exists that describes the lack of gender equity in the workplace. What is happening in the workplace and what should be happening in the workplace, in fact, appears to be quite different. This empirical study includes original surveys, secondary analyses of the data, and reports that offer significant factors with regards to gender equity in the workplace. As reported in numerous pieces of literature, men are often unable to understand what women want which is carried over into the workplace with the feeling that people act and talk differently. Consequently, the workplace hurts women. The reader will also become familiar with other enlightened people in our democracy who have assisted with this struggle in their efforts to improve and to bring further attention to gender equity.

American Women in a World at War

Foremost of these , of course , are the extent to which the entire economy can develop a high level of employment and the extent to which the industries expand that require the particular types of work women do best .

Author: Judy Barrett Litoff

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0842025715

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 237

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This title brings together twenty-five writings by women who share their rich and varied World War II experiences, from serving in the military to working on the home front to preparing for the postwar world. By providing evidence of their active and resourceful roles in the war effort as workers, wives, and mothers, these women offer eloquent testimony that World War II was indeed everybody's war. Litoff and Smith combine pieces by well-known writers, such as Margaret Culkin Banning and Nancy Wilson Ross, with important-but largely forgotten-personal accounts by ordinary women living in extraordinary times. This volume is divided into the six sections listed below: Preparing for War In the Military At 'Far-Flung' Fronts On the Home Front War Jobs Preparing for the Postwar World