Work in the EU: women and men at opposite ends

Work in the EU: women and men at opposite ends

Still today, gender is a defining factor in the EU labor market that divides the workforce. This leads to the untapped potential of talent, unmet aspirations and lost opportunities for women, men and society at large. In all EU Member States, men dominate specific fields such as engineering and technology but are not present in others, such as teaching and care work. Gender divisions in the labour market extend to the distribution of leadership positions, career advancement possibilities, allocation of job tasks or income.

 

Further reading

EIGE's studies on education

EIGE's Economic Benefits of Gender Equality study

Employment on EIGE's Gender Mainstreaming Platform

Domain of work in EIGE's Gender Equality Index