Gender Inequality: Work Place Issues

Syed Shoeb Ahmed, Muhammad Naeem Akhtar


Women have always been a most integral part of workforce. If we stretch back to the eighteenth century women not only used to work at their homes but also outside their houses, mostly as a maid. After the industrial revolution number of women entering in to the workforce increases and this change further increases with the time. However, this increase didn’t assure them that they will have equal rights or will be treated on fair basis rather than on gender basis.  Today when we are living in a fast paced technological era, females are still facing problems at workplace in many different ways. This paper is intended to cover all those issues which has been identified in different studies moreover, an analysis on factors behind them.  The first part of this paper will briefly discuss the historical background of women participation at workplace, then this part will be followed by discussion on different researches and studies. In this paper six different studies are discussed that reveals six or more factors that cause inequality and discrimination on gender basis at workplace. Each study is discussed and analyzed with the help of its finding. The statistics provided by those researches help to understand the real picture of the issue. The last part, conclusion, summarizes the whole research. It roundup and highlights the main issues which is discussed in the earlier part. It will be helpful for the reader to find the work of the current research done in this particular area of study.

Keywords: Discrimination, Workforce, Inequality, Industrial Revolution

DOI: 10.7176/JESD/11-20-05

Publication date:October 31st 2020

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