Economy

Women and men engage with and experience the economy differently.


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Women’s experience of the economy

Women and men engage with and experience the economy differently.

A key difference is the benefit gained through infrastructure investment. Due to women’s under representation in industries such as construction and engineering they benefit less from these projects than men.

To maximise women’s contribution to the economy action needs to be taken to address a range of barriers that prevent women from participating in the labour market and making full use of their skills.

 

A Welsh Economy that Works for Women

October 2016

In this Briefing Paper, we argue the need to make achieving gender equality a strategic economic priority for Wales.

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Priorities for the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee

August 2016

In this paper we set out the key areas we would like the Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee to consider during the Fifth Assembly term. These include looking at Wales’ childcare infrastructure, how an economic strategy can more effectively consider gender and follow up work to look at integrated ticketing on Wales’ transport networks.

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Women and the Economy.

January 2015

This briefing outlines women’s position in the economy and actions to address some of the barriers that they face.

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