Women, men and working conditions in Europe

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Updated
29 October 2013
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29 October 2013
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Abstract

Despite much legislative progress in gender equality over the past 40 years, there are still gender gaps across many aspects of the labour market. Inequalities are still evident in areas such as access to the labour market, employment patterns and associated working conditions. This report explores gender differences across several dimensions of working conditions, examining relevant country differences, analysing the different occupational groups of both men and women, and comparing the public and private sectors. It also looks at the impact of the crisis on gender segregation in employment. Based on findings from the fifth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), conducted in 2010, the analysis offers a striking picture of women and men at work across 34 European countries today. An executive summary is also available - see Related content.

 

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    104
    Reference No: 
    EF1349
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1128-9
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-02-13-250-EN-C
    DOI: 
    10.2806/46958
    Catalogue info

    Women, men and working conditions in Europe

    Despite much legislative progress in gender equality over the past 40 years, there are still gender gaps across many aspects of the labour market. Inequalities are still evident in areas such as access to the labour market, employment patterns and associated working conditions. This report explores gender differences across several dimensions of working conditions, examining relevant country differences, analysing the different occupational groups of both men and women, and comparing the public and private sectors. It also looks at the impact of the crisis on gender segregation in employment. Based on findings from the fifth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), conducted in 2010, the analysis offers a striking picture of women and men at work across 34 European countries today.

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  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    EF1349
    Catalogue info

    Women, men and working conditions in Europe - Executive summary

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
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    The closing of gender gaps in the labour market – such as employment and unemployment rates and pay levels – has been one of the main objectives of EU policy. However, despite much progress in recent years, gender inequalities are still evident in areas such as access to the labour market, employment patterns and associated working conditions. The report explores gender differences across several dimensions of working conditions, examining relevant country differences, analysing the different occupational groups of both men and women, and comparing the public and private sectors. It also looks at the impact of the crisis on gender segregation in employment. Read more in the report - see Related content.
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