Not just more, but better: fostering quality of employment for women

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Author: Datta, Namita; Kotikula, Aphichoke (Andy)


This working paper explores the multiple dimensions of women's access to good quality jobs. While addressing gender gaps in labor force participation rates remains a critical concern in several countries, it is essential to also focus on the quality of the jobs that women have access to and ask whether those jobs can be transformative for women's empowerment. Three main dimensions of job quality or better jobs are discussed: (1) earnings/wages; (2) job security and stability, which is often determined by the types of jobs that women do, the sectors they work in, and whether these jobs...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Employment; Quality; Equity; Participation; Policy; Governance

Keywords: Labour force participation; Employment opportunity; Employment security; Equal opportunity; Working conditions; Work environment; Job satisfaction; Labour relations; Conditions of employment; Quality of working life; Regulation; Occupational health and safety; Policy implications

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: World Bank, 2017

Physical description: 44 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Namita Datta and Aphichoke Kotikula

Resource type: Working paper

Call number: TD/TNC 127.1006

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