Gender gap in the duration of active labour market participation at retirement age.
On average, women are less engaged in gainful work than their male counterparts and the duration of their active participation in the labour market is shorter. One of the possible explanations for these gender differences (“gender gap”) is that women are more likely than men to be engaged in unpaid household work and child care, and are therefore more often under pressure to reconcile family life and career. As a result, women tend more frequently than men to interrupt their career for family and care reasons. We analyse the gender differences in the total duration of the (active) labour market participation among persons at the retirement age.