Fighting gender inequality in Sweden

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Author: Andre, Christophe; Bourrousse, Hugo

Abstract:

Sweden ranks among the best OECD countries in terms of gender equality. Women have a high employment rate, out-perform men in education and are well represented in government and parliament. Nevertheless, without further policy measures, achieving parity is still a distant prospect in several areas. Wage differences between genders persist; women are under-represented on private company boards, in senior management positions, in many well-paid and influential professions and among entrepreneurs. Hence, there is scope to make further progress on gender equality. The share of the parental...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Equity; Employment; Migration; Policy

Keywords: OECD country; Discrimination; Affirmative action; Access to education and training; Immigration; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Sweden; Europe

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2017

Physical description: 31 p.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/37b4d789-en

ISSN: 1815-1973 (online)

Notes:
This working paper relates to the 2017 OECD Economic Survey of Sweden, which may be found at: http://www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/economic-survey-sweden.htm

Resource type: Working paper

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