Wednesday, December 07, 2011

[IWS] World Bank: Opportunities for Men and Women: Emerging Europe and Central Asia [8 December 2011]

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World Bank


Opportunities for Men and Women: Emerging Europe and Central Asia [8 December 2011]

Sarosh Sattar

[full-text, 128 pages]


Executive Summary



The countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia have a long history of striving for gender equality, especially in the public sphere. Not only was this an important goal during the socialist era, but governments continued to pursue gender equality even during the difficult years of transition. The governments in the region allocated substantial resources toward the health and education of both women and men. They also adopted legislation that treated women and men equally in the labor market and they provided child care services. During much of the last century, the region surpassed countries—both developing and developed—in establishing the equal treatment of women and men.


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