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Analysing gender disparities in the labour market; an introduction to statistical tools

Organized by the ILO International Training Centre

  • Training
When Mar 30, 2009 08:00 AM to
Apr 03, 2009 05:00 PM
Where Turin, Italy
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Contact Phone + 39.11.6936600
Attendees The course would be intended to fit the needs of: (i) officials from national, regional or local governments with responsibility for analysing gender statistics and formulating related policies; (ii) administrators from Analysing Gender Disparities in the Labour Market A901265 individual public or not-for-profit development bodies; (iii) analysts from national statistical offices; and (iv) members of the research community interested in inequality and gender issues.
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The training will cover an array of four topics relating to the measurement and analysis of gender disparities in the labour market.

  • Defining gender inequality in the world of work. Achieving gender equality in the labour market starts with a thorough understanding of gender issues in the world of work. This module will discuss the concepts and definitions of gender inequality in three important dimensions: (i) earnings; (ii) the allocation of time in paid and unpaid work; and (iii) labour force and employment status.
  • Measuring gender disparities in labour market outcomes. Moving from concepts to measurement issues, this module will focus on statistical tools to measure and monitor gender disparities in the world of work. After providing a rapid overview of survey instruments that can be used to collect labour market data on gender inequality, the module will go through a number of practical exercises using common statistical computing packages to construct key indicators.
  • Analysing gender disparities in labour markets. From a policy point of view, it is important not only to measure the relative position of men and women in labour markets, but also to understand what drives the observed gender gap. This module will aim at establishing through practical computer-based exercises the determinants of gender inequality with a particular focus on techniques used to analyse the gender wage gap.
  • Addressing gender disparities in the labour market: policy approaches and programme interventions. This module would be devoted to the translation of the analysis into policy options. It would start by briefly reviewing a range of policy options for accelerating progress toward gender equality in the world of work. It would then support the adaptation of some of the policy tools to the specific cases studies analysed in the previous modules.

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