Part-time and partly equal: gender and work in the Netherlands

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Author: Frey, Valerie


This report notes that the Netherlands performs well on many measures of gender equality, but the country faces a persistent equality challenge between women and men: the high share of women in part-time jobs. Nearly 60 per cent of women in the Dutch labour market work part-time, roughly three times the OECD average for women, and over three times the rate for Dutch men. The Netherlands' gender gap in hours worked contributes to the gender gap in earnings, the gender gap in pensions, women's slower progression into management roles, and the unequal division of unpaid work at home. These...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Employment; Income; Participation; Equity; Policy

Keywords: Labour force participation; Barrier; Employment pattern; Career pattern; Hours of work; Part time employment; Family; Policy implications; Equal opportunity; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: Netherlands; Europe

Published: Paris, France: OECD, 2019

Physical description: 51 p.

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ISBN: 9789264666726 (print); 9789264914438 (epub); 9789264360037 (pdf); 9789264327436 (html)

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 138.105

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