How to create decent work for women: Policy lessons for low- and middle-income countries

Despite advancements for gender equality in some spheres, labour market outcomes for women continue to be worse than for men.  Gender gaps in pay, labour force participation rates, and measures of job quality are stubbornly persistent and continue to hamper women’s economic empowerment globally. Economic development and social change should improve women’s labour market outcomes, but even with large-scale public policy actions, gender-based inequalities are difficult to address.