Gender, Work and Health (updated version - 2011)
Around the world, women are at a disadvantage compared to men in the various spheres of society and, as a result, their issues have traditionally lacked visibility. Women’s work is no exception. Women’s working conditions are less often researched, and their associated health problems less often diagnosed and compensated for than men’s.
This information booklet provides an overview of the differences and inequalities in work and health between women and men, and highlights issues of particular importance to women. Advice for action is provided at different levels: government, employers, workers and researchers.
Updated version - 2011