Dear readers, here we are providing our exploratory study on the rights, arrangements and benefits of workers with family responsibilities in the Palestinian labor market for your review.
The aim of this exploratory study is to gain a better understanding of existing rights, arrangements and benefits, which directly or indirectly benefit workers with family responsibilities in the Palestinian labor market. It seeks to identify gaps as well as positive practices in order to disseminate information about them, and inform the formulation of public policies that support workers with family responsibilities.
The study provides a short description of the economic, social and demographic context in Palestine, and outlines related challenges. It reviews dispositions in current labor legislation and the extent to which they guarantee rights beneficial to workers with family responsibilities, as well as other areas where measures should be taken to facilitate reconciliation of work and family responsibilities.
In order to gain a better understanding of the type of measures, benefits and arrangements that the private sector and non-governmental sector have adopted, DWRC conducted an electronic survey among companies/organizations, completed by field visits to get the questionnaire filled, between September 2020 and April 2021. Questionnaires were disseminated to 444 companies/establishments, but only 110 companies/organizations responded. Thus the study sample is not representative of the situation However, it provides data about which types of measures have been taken, and their prevalence.