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

"Moving upstream the “relevant” migration frontier. Strategic priorities to turn the migration challenge into a development opportunity"

Laura Frigenti* and Furio C. Rosati**

Migration is one of the most pressing issues on the international political agenda. Despite its current immediate emergency, however, migration is the result of long-term factors and very likely to last for many decades ahead. This calls for a new and more integrated approach to international migration, deeply rooted in sound empirical evidence of the complex dynamics driving people global mobility and emphasizing the key role of countries of origin as the centre of gravity of current and future migration policies and interventions to turn the migration challenge into a development opportunity for both origin and destination economies.

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ICID–SITES –IFAD Conference on International Development

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