Despite the significant improvements in terms of gender equality in recent years, numerous gaps – especially, the one related to the labour market – still persist all over the world also due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The present research intends to discuss whether the controversial gender quota systems – introduced in many countries as a form of positive action to foster a more diverse work environment – could face the crisis in order to avoid the loss of decades’ worth of achievements on equality. We chose to compare Italy – which implemented the quote rosa system in 2011 with mixed results – and Japan – which is reviewing its plan to promote women’s development after failing to achieve its objective of having at least 30% of women in leadership positions by 2020 – because both countries were still far from reaching their goals about gender equality and, therefore, in a vulnerable position when the pandemic hit.

COVID 19 and gender gap in Italy and Japan: can pink quotas be the solution? / F. Marinelli, M. Riminucci. - In: ITALIAN LABOUR LAW E-JOURNAL. - ISSN 1561-8048. - 15:2(2022 Dec 19), pp. 71-85. [10.6092/issn.1561-8048/15628]

COVID 19 and gender gap in Italy and Japan: can pink quotas be the solution?

F. Marinelli
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2022

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Despite the significant improvements in terms of gender equality in recent years, numerous gaps – especially, the one related to the labour market – still persist all over the world also due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The present research intends to discuss whether the controversial gender quota systems – introduced in many countries as a form of positive action to foster a more diverse work environment – could face the crisis in order to avoid the loss of decades’ worth of achievements on equality. We chose to compare Italy – which implemented the quote rosa system in 2011 with mixed results – and Japan – which is reviewing its plan to promote women’s development after failing to achieve its objective of having at least 30% of women in leadership positions by 2020 – because both countries were still far from reaching their goals about gender equality and, therefore, in a vulnerable position when the pandemic hit.
Gender Gap; Labour Law; Pink Quotas; COVID-19; Italy; Japan;
Settore IUS/07 - Diritto del Lavoro
19-dic-2022
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