The pursuit of gender equality: an uphill battle



Dr Willem Adema, Senior Economist, Social Policy Division, OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs.


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Thursday, 16 November, 2017 - 17:00 to 18:30

Gender inequalities persist in all areas of social and economic life and across countries. Young women in OECD countries generally have higher levels of educational attainment than young men, but women are less likely than men to engage in paid work. Gaps widen with age, as motherhood typically has marked negative effects on gender pay gaps and career advancement. Women are also less likely to be entrepreneurs, and are under-represented in private and public leadership positions.

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