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Govt must do more to promote gender equality

Govt must do more to promote gender equality

Tackling gender discrimination in the employment sector is one of the best methods available to the government to boost the economy.

That is according to a new report by the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which has called on the Conservative-Liberal Democrat alliance and other administrations globally to focus on ending sexism in workplaces.

Within this study, the body indicated that while progress has been made in promoting equality in the education sector over the course of recent years, more progress is needed in the employment arena.

For instance, job rates among females are still some 13 percentage points lower than for men in OECD nations, while women are also significantly more likely to operate in a part-time role than males.

Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the OECD, commented: "Giving men and women the opportunity to contribute at home and at work will boost growth and well-being and create a fairer society for all."

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Posted by Chris Stevenson