Paper: Gender Equality and the Extension of Social Protection

Wednesday, 15 March, 2006 - 09:52

Agenda, 15 March 2006. This paper examines the composition of the labour market and gender specific vulnerabilities in relation to social protection.

Agenda, 15 March 2006.

This paper examines the composition of the labour market and gender specific vulnerabilities in relation to social protection. It argues that as women occupy a disadvantaged status in relation to work opportunities compared to men from equivalent social groups, they are also far more likely to be excluded from social protection strategies. The paper goes on to look at a variety of successful social protection programmes and experiences with the aim of recommending ways to extend social protection, in particular to women of working age.

The paper is available online, here.

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