Equality and discrimination

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    Throughout Central and Eastern Europe, unemployment is more often a problem of women than for men, including long term unemployment. Unemployed women are also exposed to a greater risk of remaining unemployed for a longer time. In addition, women in most of these countries are affected to a great extent by hidden unemployment and work in the growing informal economy.

    Gender segregation in employment still prevails in most Central and Eastern European countries. In the labour market, low-paid occupations in health and education, public sector and services are as a rule female dominated. Women are very often paid less for work of equal value.