Linking Institutions and Livelihoods: Reflections on Women, Work, Skills and Collective Bargaining

Development policy is ostensibly concerned with resolving problems of poverty, unemployment, and deprivations; however that these problems are gender specific is not adequately recognized. An analysis from a gender perspective throws fresh insights into the ways we define work, understanding its complexities and challenging standard assumptions and concepts used in examining the employment scenario, and how gendering of work has other significant and related consequences, reflected for instance in the differential access of boys and girls to schools/higher education and the constraints women face in accessing certain types of employment.


Trends and patterns of women’s employment
Gender and Informality in Employment
Linkages between Education/Skill development and Women’s Employment