ILO releases report on gender gaps in the labour market

The International Labour Organisation has released a report titled World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends for Women 2017, which assesses the extent to which personal preferences, socio-economic constraints, and gender role conformity drive gender gaps in the labour market in 142 countries, including under-developed, developing, and developed countries. The report states that having a partner/ spouse, lack of affordable child care, limited access to safe transportation, and gender roles embodied in religions negatively impact the participation of women in the labour market.