publication . Preprint . 2009

Gender Equality and the Corporate Sector

Lisa Warth;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2009
Abstract
This paper focuses on how the commitment of businesses to promote gender equality within their organisations can be strengthened. A dual approach of encouraging voluntary measures and corporate social responsibility for gender equality on the one hand, and regulating and enforcing change through legislative reforms on the other hand are reviewed, focusing mainly on the European region. There are arguments for a business case for gender equality in terms of better financial performance and competitiveness, improved recruitment, and retention of talent. Nevertheless gender inequalities in employment prevail. Focusing on the areas women in management and decision-m...
Subjects
free text keywords: gender equality, corporate sector, government policy, gender pay gap, work-family reconciliation, women in management, jel:D61, jel:I38, jel:J16, jel:J21, jel:J22, jel:J24, jel:J31, jel:J58, jel:J81

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