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Global Poll on Women at Work

Fri, Dec 4th, 2015

Gallup and ILO join forces to conduct global poll on women at work

The ILO and Gallup, a leading analytics and advice firm, have joined forces to work on the Global Women at Work Project. The partnership is expected to bring fresh insights on the needs and aspirations of working women around the world. Under the agreement, the two organizations will work together to get new insights on gender equality and the world of work through the Gallup World Poll.  Using rigorous, standardized methodology for collecting data worldwide and covering countries that are home to more than 99 per cent of the world’s population, the Gallup World Poll data represent the largest globally comparable data set. It covers a representative sample of women and men aged 15 and older, in all regions, and across urban/rural, education and income divides, and migration status.  The new questions in the World Poll are intended to find out what women want in the world of work, what is helping or stopping them from getting it and the support of or the negotiations with men that are essential to achieving this. ILO and Gallup will design survey items addressed to women and men to elicit their views on complex gender issues.