Friday, March 9

ILO study warns on the feminization of working poverty

GENEVA (ILO News) - More women then ever before are in work, but a persistent gap in status, job security, wages and education between women and men is contributing to the "feminization of working poverty", according to a new report by the International Labour Office (ILO) issued for International Women's Day.

According to "Global Employment Trends for Women Brief - 2007" (Note 1), the number of women participating in labour markets - either in work or looking actively for work - is at its highest point. In 2006, the ILO estimated that 1.2 billion of the 2.9 billion workers in the world were women.

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