Understanding Global   
Development Challenges


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

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The Italian Center for International Development (ICID)

The Italian Center for International Development (ICID), hosted by CEIS University of Rome Tor Vergata, is an entity that involves Centers and Departments of four Italy based public universities:

The Centre’s mission is to promote a better understanding of development challenges in an increasingly globalized world, through an inter-disciplinary approach.

ICID’s design and composition provide it with a unique capacity for state-of-the-art research addressing the many interconnected development issues facing today’s globalized world.


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