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Gender Equality in the 3 E’s in IIC - Issues for Discussion

Gender Equality in the 3 E’s in IIC - Issues for Discussion

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Presentation by Nelien Haspels International Labour Office, Bangkok
ADB-OECD Joint Workshop on Gender and 3Es in India, Indonesia, and PRC
ADB Headquarters, 27-28 February 2012
Presentation by Nelien Haspels International Labour Office, Bangkok
ADB-OECD Joint Workshop on Gender and 3Es in India, Indonesia, and PRC
ADB Headquarters, 27-28 February 2012

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 ADB-OECD Joint Workshop on Gender in Education, Employment
and Entrepreneurship in India, Indonesia and PRChina
27-28 February 2012, Manila
Gender equality in the 3 E’s in IIC
 Issues for discussion
Nelien Haspels
International Labour Office, Bangkok 
 
The views expressed in this paper are the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), or its Board of Governors, or the governments they represent. ADB does not guarantee theaccuracy of the data included in this paper and accepts no responsibility for any consequence of their use. The countrieslisted in this paper do not imply any view on ADB's part as to sovereignty or independent status or necessarily conform to ADB's terminology.
 
 
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Outlook:
 Asia rebounding from global downturn & poised toaccount for half of global output, trade & investment
 Achievements in economic growth & poverty 
reduction growing inequalities
 
Need for sustainable, fair, inclusive growth patternssupported by efficient
 – 
economic, social, employmentand green policies
 with
decent work & gender equality
at the
heart
 of these policies
Empowering wo/men for development
 
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Gender parity in education does not yet translate inequal labour market outcomes
 All women work 
 – 
paid and unpaid:
45% of working women in Asia outside the labourmarket
 – 
19% of working men
> half of productive potential of Asian womenremains untapped
 – 
insufficient employmentopportunities for women
Less access to decent work:
Concentrated in narrow range of female-dominatedlow productivity, informal and vulnerable jobs: eg contract, temporary workers
Mostly in micro-enterprise: In 2009: 1% of women with own business with employees
Poor labour market outcomes for women - 1

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