Minimum wages reduce the risk of women being in low paid work and narrow the gender pay gap
Providing paid leave and child-care services make it easier for women and men to combine paid and unpaid work, expanding women’s employment choices
Joint titling and equal ownership rights for married women, increase women’s control over land, helping to secure their livelihoods.
Source: UN Women calculations using data from Eurostat 2015.
Note: Family policy regime classification as in Thévenon 2011:
1. Limited assistance to families.
2. Long leave but low cash benefits and childcare for children under age 3.
3. Period of paid leave is short, with support targeted to low-income, single-parent families and families with preschool children.
4. High financial support but limited service provision to support dual-earner families with children under age 3.
5. Continuous, strong support for working parents of children under age 3.
Source: ILO 2015c.
Note: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) three letter country codes are used to stand for country name.
The figures uses 2013 ILO data on average labour force participation for those aged 25 to 54, disaggregated by sex.
* 27 refers to the labour force participation gap of all working-age women and men, aged 15 years and over.