Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion

17/12/2018
Female (Un)employment and Work-Life Balance – Technical dossier no. 8

Female (Un)employment and Work-Life Balance – Technical dossier no. 8

The objective of this paper is to give an updated overview of the different situations of men and women in the labour market. It examines what the contribution of the Structural and Investment Funds – and especially the ESF – can be, in terms of both female employment and work life balance initiatives. The report concludes with some recommendations on how current and future European funds can better support female employment and gender equality through fighting gender stereotypes and gender segregation, changing the prevalent working culture, providing high-quality and affordable care solutions, and supporting women in specific situations such as victims of domestic violence.

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