World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for women 2017

The World Employment and Social Outlook (WESO) – Trends for Women 2017 provides figures and analysis on women in the labour market, including the huge economic benefits that could be made by closing gender gaps.

Key findings

  1. The report in short


    By ILO economists Sheena Yoon and Steven Tobin.

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    Reducing gender gaps would significantly benefit women, society and the economy


  1. What causes gender gaps in the labour market?

    Certain factors seem to be preventing the narrowing of gender gaps in the world of work

Focus on

  1. What is keeping us from closing the gender gap?

    ILO Senior economist Steven Tobin discusses main barriers to narrowing gender gaps

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