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English Title: Discrimination in the Palestinian Labor Market: A Gender Perspective
Author/Creator: Saleh Al Kafri
Kahdijah Hussein
Type of publication: Book
Bibliographic reference: Saleh Al Kafri, & Kahdijah Hussein, 2011, ‘Wake’ Attamyeez fi Souq Al ‘amal Al Filastiniyyah min Manthour Annawe’ Al Ijtima’i: Nahwa Mustaqbalen yadmanu Al Musawa bayn Aljinsayn’, Muwatin: Al Mu’assasah Al Filastiniyyah Lidirasat Addemocratiyya, Ramallah, Filasteen.
صالح الكفري وخديجة حسين (٢٠١١)واقع التمييز في سوق العمل الفلسطينية من منظور النوع الاجتماعي: نحو مستقبل يضمن المساواة بين الجنسين، مواطن: الموسسة الفلسطينية للدراسات الديمقراطية، رام الله - فلسطين.
Abstract: There are several reasons why some female graduates do not to enter the labor market. It is not reasonable to claim that individual choices or social values are the sole factors explaining the decline in these ratios. As the proportion of female students in Palestinian universities are equal to, or even greater than, the proportion oftheir male counterpart, and has been so over a period of two decades, then why is this not reflected in the labor market, where the proportion of females is clearly much lower compared to males in the different spheres of work? Palestinian women have sought work outside their homes for decades, and this pattern continues today to meet the growing economic pressures. From the national perspective, especially in the Palestinian context where women have participated in many forms of struggle against the occupation, it is not at all justified the continued existence of such discrimination. In this book, MUWATIN -the Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy- sets out to highlight forms of descrimination that hinders women’s participation in the labour market and propose amendments to exiting laws and employment procedures through a selection of articles documenting different aspects of descrimination from legal and economic perspectives. The first article is an extract from the the periodic report presented to the General Assembly of the United Nations on field work of "CEDAW", the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The study presents the most important indicators of gender discrimination in the labor market. While the it recognizes that women’s access to education and their completion rates are high, it postulates that the the quality of education prepetuates traditional women roles and is not followed by needed training to enter the labor market. A wide wag gap is depicted between women and men, which narrows the higher the academic qualification. But for holders of bachelor degrees , the gap between males and females increases due to the fact that females are mostly employed in lower occupations compared to men. The second article deals with the legal status of Palestinian women in the labor market by reviewing the existing laws and legistlations which clearly outline equality between the sexes. The study concludes that the existence of fair legislations for women is not enough to ensure the achievement of equality since the gap between legislation and practice is still wide and where the rule of law is not respected. The book also include two reports that present recommendations for legislative amendments and policies to address discrimination against Palestinian women in the Palestinian labor market.
Original abstract of the author: No
Field of science: All/General
Relation with Gender and Science topics: Policies on Gender Equality
Geographical coverage: Palestine-administered areas
Time coverage: 1990s
Methodological approach: Empirical research. Qualitative techniques
Identifier: ISBN: 978-9950-312-62-3
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