MMM at EIGE’s Consultation on Gender Discrimination in Education, Training and the Labor Market

02.03.17

MMM presented the perspective of women mothers by highlighting how the permanence of the unpaid care workload is an obstacle to their full integration into the labor market and to equal opportunities.

The preliminary findings of the EIGE report on this topic were presented at the request of the Estonian EU Council Presidency. Among his recommendations, include:

  • The fight against gender discrimination for education and working life. It is imperative to close the pay gap between men and women and the gap that exists in the amount of pensions.
  • Work-life balance provisions should be available and promoted for women and men in all sectors and professions as women’s disproportionate responsibility for family-related care and household chores is a major factor of discrimination.

Other presentations focused on Eurofound’s “Gender Differences at Work” and “Drivers of Gender Pay Gap in OECD Countries by Wage Distribution”.

Rapport EIGE – 23/11/2017

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