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Women face opportunities, challenges in labor market

| 2016-12-08 | Hits:
(Chinese Social Sciences Today)

Chinese women face new opportunities and challenges in the labor market as the nation makes progress toward gender equality, according to the China Labor Market Development Report 2016 released by the Center for Studies on the Labor Market at Beijing Normal University on Nov. 24 at the sixth China Labor Market Development Forum. Themed “Female Employment in the Process of Gender Equality,” the report analyzes the key features of Chinese women in the labor force and gives suggestions on policies to promote gender equality. The labor participation rate of women in China has declined, but it is still above the world average. Wages of female employees are generally lower than those of their male colleagues, but the gap is narrowing. The employment security system for women is gradually improving, while women in management still face a “glass ceiling” in terms of promotion.