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The Pursuit of Gender Equality: An uphill battle

25.09.2019 / Created by (EMWF)

Gender inequalities persist in all areas of social and economic life and across countries. Young women in OECD countries generally obtain more years of schooling than young men, but women are less likely than men to engage in paid work. Gaps widen with age, as motherhood typically has marked negative effects on gender pay gaps and career advancement. Women are also less likely to be entrepreneurs, and are underrepresented in private and public leadership positions.

This book discusses recent developments in terms of advancing equality in education, employment, entrepreneurship and public life. It also includes key findings and policy recommendations related to topics such as violence against women, gender budgeting, the unequal sharing of unpaid work, labour market outcomes and migration. The book presents a range of indicators illustrating gender gaps. It also discusses recent policy initiatives, such as pay transparency measures to reduce gender wage gaps and policy reform aimed at fathers taking parental leave.


  • Type of publication : Book
  • Author : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – OECD
  • Publishing house : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development – OECD
  • Publication date : 2017
  • Number of pages : 302
  • Language : English and French


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