... easier by family-oriented policies such as social benefits, employment-protected leave for parents and affordable formal arrangements for family care. Flexibility in the organisation of work (part-time work, flexible working time and telework) can also have an enabling ...
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... hours of employees in the EU are on the decline as overall employment rates rise (see Chapter 2). Men’s weekly working time decreased ... match working hours to private life needs. Nearly half of part-time workers in the EU indicate they would be willing to move to full-time ...
- Policy areaEconomic and financial affairs
... specific objective is to draw young people and women into employment and the other is to reduce the poverty risk for low paid workers. ... of parental leave benefits by fathers. Additionally, part-time employment has become an entry point to the labour market for women ...05 March 2015
- Good practiceDigital agenda, Employment
... taken can even be doubled, if either parent returns to work part-time during a period of parental leave; of if both parents return ... as part of a collaboration with the German Federal Employment Agency. To encourage employees to make a switch, in 2013, the ...08 October 2018
- Policy areaPoverty
... are less likely to secure a decent individual income through employment and they have a lower employment rate than men in all Member States, ... to structural inequalities such as a higher prevalence of part-time work, unequal division of household work, gender employment ...14 December 2015
- Good practiceEmployment
... level, they should introduce flexible working hours and part-time schemes, and ensure that staff on leave are replaced. Parents should be allowed to work part-time during parental leave. Companies must realise that they have to ...09 March 2015
- Policy areaEntrepreneurship
... of new jobs and provided two thirds of total private sector employment in the EU. The European Commission considers SMEs and ... women may view self-employment as a better alternative to part-time employment or to being out of the labour force. Women are most likely ...14 December 2015
- Policy areaAgriculture and rural development
... become economically active. Spain Rural woman: employment and new technologies project The project develops interregional ... 1) invisibility of women’s work; 2) [the] seasonal and part-time nature of women’s work; and 3) unremunerated family (mostly women ...05 March 2015
- PublicationEconomic and financial affairs, EmploymentEconomic Benefits of Gender Equality in the European Union: How closing the gender gaps in labour market activity and pay leads to economic growth
... in labour market activity and pay, which result in lower employment rates for women, potentially limiting EU growth. Addressing these ... crucial to meet the Europe 2020 target to achieve an overall employment rate of women and men of at least 75 % by 2020. A study from the ...10 August 2017
- Toolkit pageEducation, Employment, Research
... round tables, research, and workshops; and 27.2 stimulate part-time employment aimed at reconciling family and professional obligations, if needed. ...
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... there significant differences in how many women and men work part-time? Do more women than men have more than one part-time job? What ... help to address care needs, build skills and expand employment opportunities? Is there a need for gender capacity development ...