|Publish Year :||2011|
|Thematic Area:||Planning and Budgeting|
|Region:||Europe and Central Asia|
|Resource Type:||Assessments and Analysis|
Labour market issues, be those of employment, unemployment, inactivity, wages and the like are very important for every country since they are linked to some of the main indicators of economic wellbeing or lack thereof. These issues and indicators become increasingly important for developing countries that are trying to achieve development and economic growth. Gender indicators within these labour market indicators are of special interest not only due to a long history of gender discrimination against women in the labour market, but also because women comprise half of the population and thus half of the labour force. Exclusion of women from the labour force, or discrimination of women in the labour force is associated with lost productivity and thus impedes growth and ultimately development.