Research Brief: Unequal legal and social norms block women from decent work

August 2023

Read PEP's research brief highlighting preliminary findings on the unequal legal and social norms that obstruct women, especially in low-middle-income countries (LMIC), from accessing dignified employment.

Our "Addressing context-specific barriers to female labour force participation in decent work" research initiative aims to identify pathways to improving women's access to dignified employment by examining the unequal legal and social norms that obstruct women, especially in low-middle-income countries (LMIC).

To support policymakers, advocates, our partners in this area and other relevant stakeholders, we've developed a research brief highlighting preliminary findings from studies carried out through this initiative. The brief presents compelling data sourced from a cross-country analysis using annual data from 208 countries over a span of six years.

Access the research brief: "Unequal legal and social norms block women from decent work"

This brief covers insights on:

  • The effects of a lack of, inadequate, or poor implementation of legislation to improve women's social protection on gender equity
  • How unequal social norms hinder women’s access to decent work
  • The higher burden of care responsibilities women face

This research has been made possible through the generous funding from Co-Impact.

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