Gender Equality, Work and Health: A Review of the Evidence, World Health Organization (2006)

White Papers and Reports

This publication documents the relationship between gender inequality and health and safety problems. It reviews gender issues in research, policies, and programs on work and health, and highlights some specific issues for women. The report examines some apparent conflicts between women's struggles for economic and social equality and their need to protect their health. Most of the materials focus on the sexual division of labor ("women's work" and "men's work"); health implications of sex and gender differences; relevant legislation and policy; gender bias in occupational health research; and recommendations for addressing gender inequities.