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02/05/2014

Gender equality in the workforce: Reconciling work, private and family life in Europe

Funded by  the European Commission under PROGRESS (2007-2013) JUST/2011/GEND/PR/1081/A4)
ISBN 978-92-79-36171-5 - doi: 10.2838/54302



This study examined the work, family and private life conflicts at different stages in one’s life course (from school-to-work transition to parenthood). It  investigates the extent to which men and women face these challenges differently and examined their labour force participation, working hours, and contributions to household income and to domestic work. Throughout the report the A. observed improvements in gender equality over recent decades, but women continue to lag behind on labour force participation and earnings, face slower transition to their first job, while contributing more to domestic tasks even if they are breadwinners. These challenges are particularly pronounced in the presence of children. Mothers have lower employment rates, shorter hours and interrupted their careers more due to childcare, compared to women without children and men (with or without children). 




Short statistical report n. 1 - Use of childcare in the EU Member States and progress towards the Barcelona targets


Short statistical report n. 2 - Parents at work: Men and women participating in the labour force


Short statistical report n. 3 - Single parents and employment in Europe


Short statistical report n. 4 - Gender inequalities in the school-to-work transition in Europe


Short statistical report n. 5 - Emerging trends in earnings structures of couples in Europe


Short statistical report n. 6 -Family-related working schedule flexibility across Europe


author(s): RAND Europe – M. Mills, F. Tsang, P. Präg, K. Ruggeri, C. Miani, S. Hoorens
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