More & Better Jobs for Women

An Action Guide

Lin Lean Lim
Release Date: February 1, 1997

This guide to policy and program options is a major contribution to the successful implementation of the work initiated by two milestone conferences in 1995–the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing) and the World Summit on Social Development (Copenhagen). Lim outlines the significance of women’s employment and the critical concerns and objectives of integrated and comprehensive strategies for action. She describes the main types of action for improving women’s economic position, and offers advice on how to enhance the quality of female human resources, increase investment in education and training for women, improve women’s access to employment and income-earning opportunities, ensure better terms and conditions of work, and provide social protection for women.