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Transformation of women at work in Asia : an unfinished development agenda.

Author: Sukti Dasgupta; Sher Singh Verick
Publisher: Geneva : ILO, 2016.
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This book examines the drivers of, and barriers to, participation of women in the Asian labour market for its socio-economic development and structural transformation. Based on original comparative research and extensive fieldwork, it highlights challenges that women across Asia face in gaining access to more and better jobs. Findings show that women across the continent have contributed significantly to its  Read more...
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Dasgupta, Sukti.
Transformation of women at work in Asia : An unfinished development agenda.
Geneva : ILO, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sukti Dasgupta; Sher Singh Verick
ISBN: 9789221310037 9221310035
OCLC Number: 978508311
Description: 1 online resource (328 pages)
Contents: Half title page; Marketing page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; List of Tables; List of Figures; List of Abbreviations; Foreword; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Women Labour Force Participation in Asia; 3 At the Threshold of Economic Empowerment; 4 Decline of Women's Labour Force Participation in India; 5 Declining Female Employment in India; 6 Women's Employment in Bangladesh; 7 Factors Holding Women Back from Market Work in Sri Lanka; 8 The Life-cycle of Women in the Labour Market in Cambodia; 9 Women's Employment in Indonesia; 10 Women and Men in China's Labour Market. 11 Mapping Out a Way ForwardAbout the Editors and Contributors; Index.

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This book examines the drivers of, and barriers to, participation of women in the Asian labour market for its socio-economic development and structural transformation. Based on original comparative research and extensive fieldwork, it highlights challenges that women across Asia face in gaining access to more and better jobs. Findings show that women across the continent have contributed significantly to its spectacular growth story. Nonetheless, social norms and economic factors limit their levels of participation. This publication provides policy options for governments to promote decent wor.

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