Gender dimensions of employment trends and future of work: Where would women work next?

EMPLOYMENT Working Paper No. 222

The paper analyses gender dimensions of global employment trends using the ILO’s Global Employment Trends data with a focus on unemployment, vulnerable employment, informal employment and sectoral change, specifically highlighting gender differences. The paper also explores gender dimensions of mega factors, such as demographic transition, environmental transformation, technological change, and globalization, which have substantial implications on the world of work. These factors will have gender differentiated impacts on the future scenario of both quantity and quality of employment. The paper also explores policy implications for the future of work from a gender perspective.