Monday, October 10, 2011


IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


African Development Bank (AfDB)


Gender in Employment: Case Study of Mali [online 6 October 2011]

[full-text, 28 pages]




Principal Findings. In Mali, men are more likely than women to be salaried workers, even when other potentially influential

factors such as educational attainment, age, marital status, structural/economic factors, region/place of residence, agency

(political, economic and social), intergenerational aspects and aspirations are taken into account. This highlights decreasing

paid employment opportunities for women, which stem from economic policy adjustments, and a growing disadvantage

faced by new labor market entrants. As in the informal sector, men and women have equal likelihood of access to the formal

sector. This novel finding, which is contrary to conventional wisdom, requires further research. And while this evidence is encouraging, Mali’s potential to attain the MDG related to gender inequality depends not only on the percentage of the female labor force that accesses the formal sector, but also the percentage that remains there. Women’s earnings are more likely to be in the lower income categories, while men’s earnings are more likely to be in the higher income categories. Women continue to be disadvantaged in access to high income levels.



1 – Introduction

2 – Country Background

and Context

3 – Methodology

4 – Analysis and Principal


5 – Conclusions, Policy

Implications and Proposed

Further Research


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