Country Gender Assessment: Uzbekistan
Asian Development Bank | December 2005
The gender profile in Uzbekistan is influenced by many factors, but three dominate: the Soviet inheritance, the social and economic difficulties of the transition period, and the traditional Uzbek values and cultural traditions. Uzbekistan inherited from the Soviet period aspects of gender equality that were more advanced than many other countries in the world. Women and men had equal access to education, health care, and employment. Literacy rates were—and still are—high, and social protection benefits were provided equally to men and women. Women’s representation in top political and economic positions was much less than that of men, but there their presence was real. The predominant share of unpaid work, mainly home and child care responsibilities, however, was taken on by women; and the fact that women had to combine employment with child care responsibility led in practice to a certain gender segregation, with women tending to be concentrated in the lower-pay and lower-status sectors and jobs.
CitationAsian Development Bank. 2005. Country Gender Assessment: Uzbekistan. © Asian Development Bank. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/6350.
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