Monthly Archives: April 2011

Reducing the gender wage gap in Europe – how to tackle the task ?

Women in Europe currently earn on average 17.5% less than men. Even though there is an increasing political will to reduce the gender wage gap, initiatives often do not have much impact, as the real reasons for the persisiting gender … Continue reading

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Gender Equality – THE cross-cutting issue for development

The World Bank tackles the goal of bringing a gender perspective to the analysis and design of development policies. Development objectives like reducing poverty and hunger, improving children’s access to education and health, reducing child and maternal mortality and combating … Continue reading

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Labour market dualization – a disregarded determinant of gender inequality

The concept “labour market dualization” basically implies a distinction between two different groups of people offering labour supply. Traditionally, one distinguishes between “labour market insiders” (those who have jobs) and “labour market outsiders” (those who are unemployed). More recently, analysts … Continue reading

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