OECD work on gender by area


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Population - Social Issues


Society at a Glance 2009 - OECD Social Indicators (2011)

Doing Better for Families (2011)

Doing Better for Children (2009)

Babies and Bosses - Reconciling Work and Family Life: A Synthesis of Findings for OECD Countries (2007)


OECD Family database

The Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base

OECD Population statistics


Policy Brief
How can we do better for our families? (2011)

Babies and Bosses: Balancing work and family life (2008)

Can Policies Boost Birth Rates? (2007)

Working papers
Child Well-being and Sole Parent Family Structure in the OECD: An Analysis
(OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 27)
Trends and determinants of fertility rates in OECD countries: The role of policies 
(OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 27)
Low Fertility Rates in OECD Countries: Facts and Policy Responses 
(OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 15)

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Education at a Glance (2011)

Educational Research and Innovation: Are the New Millennium Learners Making the Grade?: Technology Use and Educational Performance in PISA 2006 (2010)

Creating Effective Teaching and Learning Environments – First Results from TALIS (2009) - Summary of main gender difference findings:

  • The demographic profile of teachers and principals focused on age and gender. Important gender differences found included the following:
    • On average, approximately 70% of teachers were female. In all TALIS countries, the majority of teachers were female
    • On average, approximately 45% of principals were female. Patterns in all countries suggest that males move up the career ladder to become principals more often than females.
  • Professional development of teachers: Although no differences were found in participation in or intensity of professional development for female and male teachers, female teachers were more likely to report wanting more professional development in all TALIS countries (though differences were small, and this was especially true for teachers below the age of 40)
  • Beliefs, attitudes and teaching practices: Female teachers reported endorsing direct transmission beliefs less strongly than male teachers and reported greater use of structuring and student-oriented practices. Female teachers also reported to be more involved in co-operative activities than male teachers. These findings suggest female’s greater professionalism and motivation.

Women in science: The persistence of gender in Australia - from Higher Education Management and Policy

Education Policy Analysis: Focus on Higher Education 2005-2006 Edition 
     Chapter 5: Gender Differences in Student Engagement with Mathematics

Students with Disabilities, Learning Difficulties and Disadvantages : Statistics and Indicators (2004)

Equally prepared for life? How 15-year-old boys and girls perform in school (2009)

PISA 2006 Science Competencies for Tomorrow's World

Learning for tomorrow's world - First results from PISA 2003

Where do Immigrant Students Succeed? (PISA 2003)


Papers / Briefs
Gendered Career Expectations of Students: Perspectives from PISA 2006 (EDU Working Paper No. 57)
Education, Alcohol Use and Abuse Among Young Adults in Britain (Education Working Paper No.50)
 - from the July 2010 issue of the CELE Exchange (the journal of the OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments)



Financial Education Gateway
Empowering women through financial awareness and education
The potential implications of gender differences in financial literacy are far-reaching. This review of currently available research and data on women and financial literacy will help to orient development of targeted financial education programmes for women.


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Labour market

OECD Employment Outlook (2011)
OECD Factbook
Economic Survey of Ireland 2006: Removing obstacles to employment for women
Babies and Bosses - Reconciling Work and Family Life: A Synthesis of Findings for OECD Countries (2007)

Staff Papers/Presentations
Reconciliation of Work and Family Life in OECD Countries (2006)
Can Parents Afford to Work? Childcare costs, tax-benefit policies and work incentives  (2006)

Working papers
Female Labour Force Participation: Past Trends and Main Determinants in OECD Countries (2003)
Can Parents Afford to Work? Childcare Costs, Tax-Benefit Policies and Work Incentives 
(OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 31)
The Impact of Parental Leave on Maternal Return to Work after Childbirth in the United States 
(OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 7)
Career Interruptions due to Parental Leave: A Comparative Study of Denmark and Sweden 
(OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 1)

Policy Brief
Babies and Bosses: Balancing work and family life (2005)

More on Labour Market:

Political and economic power

OECD Labour Force Statistics: 1985 - 2005, 2006 Edition

The Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base

Staff Papers/Presentations
Gender Equality Can Boost Economic Growth  (2007)




OECD International Migration Outlook (2011)

OECD Migration databases

Staff Papers/Presentations
Are recent immigrants different ? A new profile of immigrants in the OECD (2011)
   including Chart 13 p37: In OECD countries, migrant women tend to be better educated than in the past and better educated than native-born women

Women on the Move: The Neglected Gender Dimension of the Brain Drain (2007)


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Help Wanted? Providing and Paying for Long-Term Care (2011)

Obesity and the Economics of Prevention: Fit not Fat (2010)


OECD Health Data 2006: Statistics and Indicators for 30 Countries including life expectancy by gender


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Science and Technology

Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard (2009) - notably Section 5. "Investing in the Knowledge Economy”

Working paper
Overview of the gender distribution of ICT and ICT-related employment in OECD countries 
Labour Market Characteristics and International Mobility of Doctorate Holders: Results for Seven Countries

More on Science and

Development co-operation

Database - Statistics
The Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base
New OECD Index Measures Causes of Gender Discrimination
Aid in Support of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Gender equality and women in development sector
Aid effectiveness, gender equality and women's empowerment 
Gender Equality and Aid Delivery: What has Changed in Development Co-operation Agencies since 1999? (2007)
Three Issues Briefs on Gender Equality, Women's Empowerment and the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness (2007-2010)
Practice Notes
Handbook on Security System Reform: Section 9 - Integrating Gender Awareness and Equality (January 2009)

Gender Equality and Global Public Goods: Some Reflections on Shared Priorities (Nov. 2009)
DAC Guiding Principles for Aid Effectiveness, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (2008)
Guide for Non-Economists to Negotiate Poverty Reduction Strategies (2007)
DAC Guidelines on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Development Co-operation (1999)

Working papers
Development Centre Working Paper No. 247: Measuring Gender (In)Equality - Introducing the Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base, March 2006 (2006)



Development Centre Working Paper 255: Structures familiales, transferts et épargne (2006)

Development Centre Policy Insight No. 16: The Gender, Institutions and Development Data Base (GID-DB), March 2006 (2006)

Development Centre Policy Insight No. 15: Culture, Gender and Growth, March 2006 (2006)

Development Centre Policy Brief No. 27: Changing Social Institutions to Improve the Status of Women in Developing Countries, July 2005 (2005)
Issues Briefs on Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment and the Paris Declaration


Presentations and Workshops

Joint biennial workshop with IANWGE – Women's Economic Empowerment, Accountability and National Ownership (February 2010)
Eighth Meeting of the DAC Network on Gender Equality (June 2010)
Sixth Meeting of the DAC Network on Gender Equality (

Strengthening the Development Results and Impacts of the Paris Declaration through Work on Gender Equality, Social Exclusion and Human Rights (

Enhancing partnerships between multilateral and bilateral agencies to support partner country efforts to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment (

Workshop on Development Effectiveness in Practice – Applying the Paris Declaration to Advancing Gender Equality, Environmental Sustainability and Human Rights (


More on Development:

OECD work on gender in non-OECD countries

Do discriminatory social institutions matter for food security? (March2012)

Gender Inequality and the MDGs: What are the Missing Dimensions?

OECD-MENA Women’s Business Forum


Side event organised at the 56th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (March 2012)
Women in Government: Engendering Public Policies in the Middle East and North Africa (December 2011)


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