ERIC Number: ED185242
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Equal Opportunities for Women.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Directorate for Manpower and Social Affairs.
A study of the opportunities for women in member countries of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is reported along with suggested policy directions for government programs. Focus is on identifying the gaps that have appeared or grown wider in recent decades between, on one hand, existing laws, policies, and institutions, and, on the other, the aspirations of women and the reality of their working lives. A chapter is devoted to each of the following topics: (1) consequences of growing participation and changing roles of women in the labor market, (2) the problems of achieving equality of pay and employment, (3) the influences of education and training, (4) flexibility of working time and child care arrangements for working parents, and (5) the evolution of social security legislation to deal in a consistent way with men and women. In the last chapter, the main trends of member countries are identified, and measures, programs, or policies which might help member countries towards the solutions of problems facing them are outlined. (MEK)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Day Care Centers, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Flexible Working Hours, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Labor Market, Salary Wage Differentials, Womens Education
OECD Publications, 2, rue Andre-Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France ($10.00) Paris Cedex 16, France ($10.00)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Directorate for Manpower and Social Affairs.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security