Far more women at work today

During the past two decades there has been an enormous surge in the number of woman with a job outside the home. The gap between the number of men and women in gainful employment has narrowed drastically in the course of the past twenty years.

Between 1990 and 2010 women have made up a lot of ground. Today 66% of women are employed. For men the figure is 78%.

A large discrepancy remains between the sexes when it comes to the number of hours worked. Far more women work part-time. For women the figure is 40%. For men it's only 8%.

The figures come from the Knowledge Centre Work and Social Economy.