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The Resource Closing the gender gap : act now

Closing the gender gap : act now

Label
Closing the gender gap : act now
Title
Closing the gender gap
Title remainder
act now
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gender gaps are pervasive in all walks of economic life and imply large losses in terms of foregone productivity and living standards to the individuals concerned and the economy. This new OECD report focuses on how best to close these gender gaps under four broad headings: 1) Gender equality, social norms and public policies; and gender equality in 2) education; 3) employment and 4) entrepreneurship. Key policy messages are as follows:-Greater gender equality in educational attainment has a strong positive effect on economic growth;-Stereotyping needs to be addressed in educational choices at school from a young age. For example, adapt teaching strategies and material to increase engagement of boys in reading and of girls in maths and science; encourage more girls to follow science, engineering and maths courses in higher education and seek employment in these fields;-Good and affordable childcare is a key factor for better gender equality in employment. But change also has to happen at home as the bulk of housework and caring is left to women in many countries. Policy can support such change, for example, through parental leave policies that explicitly include fathers.-Support policies for women-owned enterprises need to target all existing firms, not just start-ups and small enterprises. Equal access to finance for male and female entrepreneurs needs to be assured
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
305.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1236
LC item number
.C56 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • statistics
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
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  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Sex role
  • Equality
  • Sex role
  • Sex differences
  • Women's rights
  • Sexual division of labor
  • Sex differences
  • Sex role
  • Sexual division of labor
  • Women's rights
  • equality between men and women
  • equal treatment
  • sexual discrimination
  • education policy
  • labour market
  • anti-discriminatory measure
  • employment policy
Label
Closing the gender gap : act now
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-349)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Gender equality : the economic case, social norms, and public policies -- pt. II. Gender equality in education -- pt. III. Gender equality in employment -- pt. IV. Gender equality in entrepreneurship
Control code
828743695
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (349 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789264179370
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828743695
Label
Closing the gender gap : act now
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-349)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Gender equality : the economic case, social norms, and public policies -- pt. II. Gender equality in education -- pt. III. Gender equality in employment -- pt. IV. Gender equality in entrepreneurship
Control code
828743695
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (349 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789264179370
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828743695

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