The gender employment gap: Challenges and solutions

Mascherini M, Bisello M, Rioboo Leston I |   | European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions | Oct 2016

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This report containing IES research considers the main characteristics and consequences of gender gaps in labour market participation, employment and economic status. IES contributed to research in partnership with Istituto per la Ricerca Sociale (IRS) and Laboratorio Revelli.

Whilst examining the main determinants of female labour market participation and how these factors interact with both individual and household characteristics, the report also considers:

  • the economic loss to the EU of the gender gap in employment;
  • the social effects of women's participation in the labour market; and
  • the effectiveness of policy measures promoting the labour market participation of women in six Member States (Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK).