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Evidence and Guidance on Women's Wage Employment

Sarah Gammage, Aslihan Kes, Liliane Winograd, Naziha Sultana, Shelby Bourgault
International Center for Research on Women
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
April 6, 2017

Despite progress, significant gender gaps remain in labor markets in both developing and developed countries, where fewer women work in paid employment compared to men, frequently earn less income for similar work, and cluster in more precarious, lower value-added sectors and part-time employment. There is growing consensus, supported by a robust evidence base, that significant growth and welfare gains can be achieved if these gaps are addressed and women are able to fulfill their full labor market potential.

This report provides guidance on women’s employment and explores a number of investments that can be made to increase gender equity in labor markets and improve the terms and conditions of women’s employment.

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Evidence and Guidance on Women’s Wage Employment: Summary

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