Better skills and better policies lead to better lives for womenby Michelle Bachelet
The global economic crisis, with high levels of unemployment, especially among youth, and rising inequality, with large wage gaps between high- and low-skilled workers, has added urgency to the need for better skills.
link1Men earn more than women, work less, and occupy more of the top jobs – but women live longer, are better educated and get to retire younger. How best to harness the talents of both sexes for better lives all round?
New times, old perspectives?by Alexandra Bytchkova
The long road towards gender equality has arrived at greater educational attainment, higher female labour force participation, and advances in politics and business, but we haven’t reached the end yet.
Tackling gender issues in financial literacyFinancial literacy is recognised as an essential life-skill. On International Women’s Day, this blog discusses gender differences in financial literacy and their potential implications.
Women and entrepreneurshipby Cherie Blair
Acting on genderwith Geena Davis
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OECD Forum 2012: Gender (22-23 May 2012)
Launch of the 2012 Social Institutions and Gender Index(10 May 2012)
The OECD Development Centre and the United States Department of State are co-hosting the launch of the updated 2012 Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) in Washington on 10 May.
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On the occasion of the International Women's day on March 8, Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, will present the OECD Gender Data Browser in Chicago.
Promoting women’s enterprise development in the Middle East and North Africa The OECD-MENA Women’s Business Forum (WBF) is an inter-regional network of government, private sector and civil society representatives which promotes efforts aimed at accelerating women’s enterprise development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
The Business Case for Women’s Economic Empowerment(February 2012)
Highlights of the workshop on organised by BIAC, AmCham France and the OECD.