May 5, 2017 11:56 am
On April 26th, MEPs discussed plans to reinforce workers’ rights. As stated in European Parliament’s News portal, the labour market has drastically changed in recent years due in part to the digital economy, leading to more temporary jobs and more people being treated as independent contractors. However, the EU is preparing legislation to reinforce workers’ rights as part of the European pillar of social rights initiative.
However, legislation had to be further developed and within the scope of workers’ rights, it was necessary to introduce the gender perspective into labour policy. On 2011, the framework of the European Pact for Gender Equality (2011-2020) was created to fight against the gender employment gap in the European Union. According to the framework, […] while the European Union possesses a significant body of legislation promoting compliance with the principle of equal treatment of men and women in areas such as employment and access to goods and services, successive annual reports on ‘Equality between Women and Men’ adopted by the European Commission demonstrate that progress is slow and that de facto gender equality has yet to be attained;[…].
According to Eurostat, gender employment gap is defined as the difference between the employment rates of men and women aged 20-64, as a percentage of the male employment rate. OECD also states that gender gaps are related to a mixture of economic and socio-cultural factors.
Here you can see the entry for gender employment gap in IATE:
Spread the term so we can join the workers’ rights dialogue using adequate terminology!
We also suggest that you check some previous IATE Terms of the Week that relate to this topic:
The social future of the European Union is an everlasting subject on the agenda of the EU Bodies and it will continue to be until essential change is observed. On 17 November 2017, during the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth, President Juncker will co-host a Social Summit together with Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, focusing on promoting fair jobs and growth.
Written by Katerina Palamioti, Translator, Social Media and Content Manager, Communication Trainee and Foodie at the Terminology Coordination Unit of the European Parliament.
- European Commision, European Pillar of Social Rights. Available at: http://bit.ly/2p4aG67 (Accessed: 04/05/2017)
- OECD, Better Policies for Better Lives. Available at: http://bit.ly/2p3NJjv (Accessed: 04/05/2017)
- SocialEurope.eu, Reducing Europe’s Gender Employment Gap. Available at: http://bit.ly/2pgaJaY (Accessed: 04/05/2017)
- Eurofound, The gender employment gap – challenges and solutions. Available at: http://bit.ly/2pH6bwY (Accessed: 04/05/2017)
- Eurofound, Reducing europes gender employment gap. Available at: http://bit.ly/2pH6bwY (Accessed: 04/05/2017)
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