Understanding Global   
Development Challenges

Seminars & Workshops

Workshop "Gender and the Labour Market"

ICID, in close collaboration with UCW and SITES, organized a one-day workshop to present recent research on gender differences in the labour market and to contribute filling in the knowledge gap concerning the causes of gender discrimination in the labour market

Throughout the past decades there has been a convergence in women’s level of human capital and their employment prospects and outcomes relative to those of men.
Despite these progresses, we are far from reaching equality, in particular in areas such as participation in the labour market, economic independence, pay and pensions and equality in leadership positions.
In particular, in the developing world, women constitute a large majority of the world’s working poor, earn less income, and are more often affected by long-term unemployment than men. Women often have less access to productive resources, education, and skills development and labour market opportunities than men in many societies. Furthermore, women continue to undertake most of unpaid care work, which has become an increasing challenge in their efforts to engage in productive work, both in subsistence agriculture and market economy.
A theme of particular focus is the role of gender discrimination on education access and its consequences on employment outcomes, with particular emphasis on child labour, early entry in the labour market and the school-to-work transition.
The workshop brought together academics and development practitioners on issues related to gender discrimination in the labour market.

Workshop agenda

Towards Sustainable Migration

Coping with large migration flows in low income and middle income countries

The recent past has seen large movements of migrants and refugees, and the number of international migrants has reached an all-time high. The majority of refugees are currently hosted in low- and middle- income countries. Moreover, refugees and migrants stay in host countries for prolonged periods, as crises are protracted and migrants seldom return home soon after displacement.

Hosting countries, therefore, face the challenge of addressing the needs of a large flow of refugees over a long period of time. In this report, we focus on the challenges that low- and middle- income countries face in dealing with large flows of refugees and migrants and, especially, on the interventions that can support their efforts in providing refugees with access to social protection. In particular, we review different approaches to the provision of social protection in response to large flows of refugees and migrants, with particular attention to the integration between emergency and development approaches and to the integration with hosting communities.
 

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