Working Paper

Gender Equality and the Extension of Social Protection

Published on 1 January 2003

Gender is rarely used as a differentiating lens by which to understand more fully the various experiences and ramifications of the social protection agenda. This paper takes as its starting point the overwhelming evidence that women occupy a disadvantaged status in relation to work opportunities when compared to men from equivalent social groups, and that they are also far more likely to be excluded from the sphere of social protection strategies.


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Rachel Sabates-Wheeler

Research Fellow

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Naila Kabeer

Emiritus Fellow

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Sabates-Wheeler, R and Kabeer, N
ESS Paper, issue 16


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