Gender equality, work and health: A review of the evidence

Gender Equality, Work and Health: A Review of the Evidence

Karen Messing, CINBIOSE, Université du Québec, Montréal, Canda and Piroska Östlin, Karolinska Intitute, Stockholm, Sweden
WHO Gender, Women and Health Department, 2006

Available online as PDF file [57p.] at: http://www.who.int/gender/documents/Genderworkhealth.pdf

"…This volume summarizes the evidence about the relationship between gender inequality and health and safety problems related to work. It reviews gender issues in research, policies and programmes on occupational health and safety, and highlights some specific issues for women. It also considers biological differences between women and men in relation to the hazards they face in the workplace. Implications of the findings and recommendations for occupational health research, policy, legislation and training are discussed…".

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