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Gender gaps in unemployment rates in OECD countries

Ghazala Azmat

Gender gaps in unemployment rates in OECD countries

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Published by Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • OECD countries.
    • Subjects:
    • Unemployment -- OECD countries.,
    • Sex discrimination in employment -- OECD countries.,
    • Women -- Employment -- OECD countries.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementGhazala Azmat, Maia Güell and Alan Manning.
      Series[CEP discussion paper ;, no. 607], Discussion paper (London School of Economics and Political Science. Centre for Economic Performance : Online) ;, no. 607.
      ContributionsGüell, Maia., Manning, Alan., London School of Economics and Political Science. Centre for Economic Performance.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC10
      The Physical Object
      FormatElectronic resource
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3390309M
      LC Control Number2004617577

      The Netherlands and Australia had the highest participation rates above 70 percent while Hungary, the Republic of Korea, and Greece had the lowest rates under 30 percent. The employed are persons who, during the reference week, did work for at least 1 hour as paid employees; worked in their own business, profession, or on their own farm; or did work as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a family member for at least 1 hour according to the ILO guidelines but for at least 15 hours according to U. Gender differences in labour force participation in Japan are wide at some 21 percentage points compared with almost 17 percentage points across the OECD area. Part-time employment refers to employed persons who usually work less than 30 hours per week in their main job; in some countries, "actual" rather than "usual" hours are used. Theories of brain-based technological change suggest that men and women are not perfect substitutes in all occupations.

      Women are also less likely to be entrepreneurs, and are underrepresented in private and public leadership positions. For unemployment rates by education chart 2. In addition to pre-schools that cover almost all 4 and 5-year olds, Japan provides income-tested day-care support to help combine parenting and employment when children are very young. However, except for total unemployment rates chart 2. Why are changes in the unemployment rate different for men and women during recessions?

      Within the G-7, the countries that had the smallest gender participation gaps also experienced larger unemployment increases for men than for women because the two genders are more likely to work in industries in which they can exploit their comparative advantage. The part-time employment rate is the share of employment that is part time and is also referred to as the incidence of part-time employment. Data for the remaining countries and for some indicators in their entirety—labor force participation rates by age chart 2. The largest shares of industry employment above 30 percent were in five Eastern European countries.


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Gender gaps in unemployment rates in OECD countries book

Participation rates among youth varied most across countries. The unemployment rate is unemployment as a percentage of the labor force; it is the most widely used measure of an economy's unused labor supply. What happened in other countries during the same period?

Senior managers should lead by example, through taking their own holidays, and, for example, demanding middle management ensures that male and female employees use their full parental leave entitlements.

Charting International Labor Comparisons (2012 Edition)

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ucp:jlabec:vyip In Italy, for example, the participation rate was more than 30 percentage points higher for men than for women in ; bythat gap had shrunk by about 10 percentage points.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services. Labor force participation rates were higher for men than women in all countries, although the size of the gender gap varied considerably.

In addition to pre-schools that cover almost all 4 and 5-year olds, Japan provides income-tested day-care support to help combine parenting and employment when children are very young. The time-related underemployed are either: 1 full-time workers working less than a full week less than 35 hours in the United States during the survey reference week for economic reasons or 2 part-time workers who want but cannot find full-time work.

Part-time employment was least common for both men and women in three Eastern European countries: Slovakia, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. The largest increases were in Spain, the United States, and Ireland.

To facilitate international comparisons, foreign-country data are adjusted to U. Although these policies tend to reflect societal and cultural preferences, in several countries there may be room for changes.

The employed are persons who, during the reference week, did work for at least 1 hour as paid employees; worked in their own business, profession, or on their own farm; or did work as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a family member for at least 1 hour according to the ILO guidelines but for at least 15 hours according to U.

In contrast, many European countries had rates below 5 percent for this age group. Silvio ContessiLi Li Labor market dynamics are different for men and women.

Data for the remaining countries and some indicators in their entirety— labor force participation rates by age, part-time employment rates, unemployment rates by education and measures of underutilization—are based on data from the International Labour Office ILO or the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development OECD.

Although it is easy to give plausible reasons for why more women than men may decide not to want work, it is not so obvious why, once they have decided they want a job, women in some countries are less likely to be in employment than men. Most countries have introduced specific laws penalising domestic violence, rape and sexual harassment.

We showthat, in countries where there is a large gender gap in unemployment rates, there is a gender gap in bothflows from employment into unemployment and from unemployment into employment. This allows to link your profile to this item.

If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation. In Italy and Japan, we did not observe the inverted U-shaped curve of the unemployment rate gender gap during recessions, perhaps because in these countries the relatively low participation rate of women did not allow them to specialize in relatively acyclical industries such as health care and education as much as women did in other countries.

Alan Manning

Princeton: Princeton University Press. The larger number of jobs lost by men in quickly caused the male unemployment rate to peak at atlasbowling.com enables users to search for and extract data from across OECD’s many databases.

The two terms, gender pay gap, and equal pay are not the same.) The gender pay gap can be a problem from a public policy perspective even when the reason for the gap is entirely voluntary, because it reduces economic output and means that women are more likely to be dependent upon welfare payments, especially in old age.

Dec 28,  · When women return from their family leave, the gender unemployment gaps in the majority of the countries are still substantial and reflect the true rise in female joblessness relative to that of men.

However, in at least two thirds of the countries, gender unemployment gaps diminish as the youngest child becomes older than Cited by: 5. The poverty gap is the ratio by which the mean income of the poor falls below the poverty line.

The poverty line is defined as half the median household income of the total population. The poverty gap helps refine the poverty rate by providing an indication of the poverty level in a country.

In addition, it targets female and male labour force participation rates, while unemployment rates by gender are determined endogenously.

Our calibration captures virtually all of the changes in the gender unemployment gap from 53% in to 7% in Gender inequalities persist in all areas of social and economic life and across countries.

Young women in OECD countries generally obtain more years of schooling than young men, but women are less likely than men to engage in paid work. Gaps widen with age, as motherhood typically has marked negative effects on gender pay gaps and career.