Gender Equality Among Young and Older Workers

The Role of Social Dialogue

Isabelle Carles    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgique    


The role of social dialogue Summary The objective of the article is to examine to what extent the issue of age ties in with the issue of gender equality. The crucial issue of work life balance and family has been very important in union culture in recent years but as such measures are applied only to women, they also bring about damages making women lose opportunities for promotion in companies and contributory bases for retirement. There is a need to formulate policies to effectively deal with issues of gender and age as part of a comprehensive strategy addressing demographic change and to reflect the great diversity in the group of younger and older women.

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