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The challenge of mainstreaming for trade unions in Europe: How can Trade Unions foster gender equality in the work place and in daily life -MSU, Final Report, EUR 22071

Project ID: HPSE-CT-2001-00061
Funded under: FP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL

Abstract

Massive participation of women in the labour market was one of the major transformations in 20th century Europe. There was unquestionable progress in equality between men and -: besides women's increased economic activity, the level of their qualifications rose and they had access to qualified jobs, that had previously been reserved for men - Nevertheless, the list of gender inequalities - including in those countries, that were most advanced in this area - is long: employment rates, that are lower than those of men, above-average unemployment in most countries, occupational segregation, unequal pay, status and working hours, unequal sharing of domestic chores within families-
Equality in work and life in general has, thus, become an important theme of national and Europeanpolicy. In European employment strategy, notably, this issue has been widely asserted.

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Record Number: 9091 / Last updated on: 2008-04-14
Category: MISC