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Good Global Legal Practices to Promote Gender Equality in the Labor Market

Good Global Legal Practices to Promote Gender Equality in the Labor Market

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Increasing job opportunities and decent work for women are essential for advancing economic and social development in countries, because many women continue to experience gender inequalities at work. An analysis of strategies to counter gender discrimination and promote equality between men and women shows how a combination of good practices in law and in social and economic policy can improve equitable employment opportunities, remuneration, and treatment for women and men at work.

This report provides some examples of good global legal practices to reverse unequal labor market outcomes for women and realize their economic potential to the full.
Increasing job opportunities and decent work for women are essential for advancing economic and social development in countries, because many women continue to experience gender inequalities at work. An analysis of strategies to counter gender discrimination and promote equality between men and women shows how a combination of good practices in law and in social and economic policy can improve equitable employment opportunities, remuneration, and treatment for women and men at work.

This report provides some examples of good global legal practices to reverse unequal labor market outcomes for women and realize their economic potential to the full.

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Published by: Asian Development Bank on Dec 24, 2013
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Good Global Legal Practices
TO PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY
in the Labor Market
 
Good Global Legal Practices
 TO PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY
in the Labor Market
 
 
© 2013 Asian Development Bank All rights reserved. Published in 2013.Printed in the Philippines.ISBN 978-92-9254-357-0 (Print), 978-92-9254-358-7 (PDF) Publication Stock No. RPT136183-3 Cataloging-in-Publication DataAsian Development Bank. Good global legal practices to promote gender equality in the labor market. Mandaluyong City, Philippines: Asian Development Bank, 2013.1. Gender equality 2. Labor market I. Asian Development Bank.The responsibility for opinions expressed in signed articles, studies and other contributions rests solely with their authors, and publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies nor constitute an endorsement by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) or the International Labour Office (ILO), or their respective Board of Governors or the governments they represent. Neither ADB nor ILO guarantees the accuracy of the data included in this publication and accepts no responsibility for any consequence of their use. By making any designation of or reference to a particular territory or geographic area, or by using the term” country” in this document, neither ADB nor ILO intends to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area. Reference to names of firms and commercial products and processes does not imply their endorsement by ADB nor ILO, and any failure to mention a particular firm, commercial product or process is not a sign of disapproval. ADB encourages printing or copying information exclusively for personal and noncommercial use with proper acknowledgment. Users are restricted from reselling, redistributing, or creating derivative works for commercial purposes without the express, written consent of ADB.Note:In this publication, “$” refers to US dollars.6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City1550 Metro Manila, PhilippinesTel +63 2 632 4444Fax +63 2 636 2444www.adb.orgFor orders, please contact:Public Information CenterFax +63 2 636 2584adbpub@adb.org

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