The gender employment gap: Challenges and solutions

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Women’s labour market participation in the European Union has increased over recent decades, passing 70% in 2014. In that year, women comprised almost 46% of the active EU labour market population. Nevertheless, women’s employment and participation rates are still lower than those of men in almost all Member States. Fostering higher participation of women is crucial to meet the Europe 2020 target to achieve an overall employment rate of at least 75% by 2020. This report explores the main characteristics and consequences of gender gaps in labour market participation. It finds that the total cost of a lower female employment rate was €370 billion in 2013, corresponding to 2.8% of EU GDP. The report also examines policies and measures aimed at fostering female labour market participation, which could be central to closing gender gaps. An executive summary is available - see Related content. An annex, published separately, contains details of policy measures to support the labour market participation of women. 

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    106
    Reference No: 
    EF1638
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1550-8
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-02-16-865-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/75749
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    The gender employment gap: Challenges and solutions

    Women’s labour market participation in the European Union has increased over recent decades, passing 70% in 2014. In that year, women comprised almost 46% of the active EU labour market population.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF16381
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    Razlike u stopama zaposlenosti s obzirom na spol: izazovi i rješenja

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Sudjelovanje žena na tržištu rada u Europskoj uniji povećalo se zadnjih desetljeća te je 2014. iznosilo više od 70 %. Te su godine žene činile gotovo 46 % aktivne populacije tržišta rada EU-a. Međutim, zaposlenost žena i stope sudjelovanja i dalje su niže od onih muškaraca u gotovo svim državama članicama. Povećanje sudjelovanja žena na tržištu rada od ključne je važnosti kako bi se postigao cilj strategije Europa 2020, kojim se predviđa ukupna stopa zaposlenosti od najmanje 75 % do 2020. Ovo izvješće istražuje glavne karakteristike i posljedice razlika s obzirom na spol u sudjelovanju na tržištu rada. Zaključuje da je ukupan trošak niže stope zaposlenosti žena u 2013. bio 370 milijardi eura, odnosno 2,8 % BDP-a EU-a. Izvješće također istražuje politike i mjere usmjerene na poticanje sudjelovanja žena na tržištu rada, što bi moglo biti od ključne važnosti za dokidanje razlika u spolu.

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