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ICHRN Knowledge Library

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ICHRN Knowledge Library
  • Date
    2006-11-29
  • Title
    Gender Equality, Work and Health: A Review of the Evidence
  • Journal

  • Publisher
    World Health Organization, Department of Women, Gender and Health
  • Year
    2006
  • Author
    Messing K and ?stlin P
  • Description
    [Excerpt from Preface] This publication documents the relationship between gender inequality and health and safety problems. It reviews gender issues in research, policies and programmes on work and health, and highlights some specific issues for women, including the types of jobs they do, as well as their need to reconcile the demands of work and family. Biological differences between women and men also are considered in relation to hazards they face in the workplace. Implications of the findings and recommendations for legislation and policy are discussed.
  • Categories
    Work Environment
  • Keywords
    gender issues
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