Pathways Brief 3. Paid Work, Women's Empowerment and Gender Justice: Critical Pathways of Social Change
Women’s presence in labour markets has increased in many parts of the world with the integration of the global economy and the spread of flexible labour markets. Paid work has become a primary route through which large numbers of women in developing countries enter the public domain. MDG 3 on gender equality and women’s empowerment cites women’s share of non-agricultural employment as a key indicator of progress. Yet there is little agreement about whether, and what kind of paid work, contributes to women’s empowerment.
This Brief is based on Pathways Working Paper 3