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Norway gender inequalities gap at work only marginally narrowed. Noticeable differences in working conditions between genders in Europe remain, according to a new report. The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) document focuses on trends and patterns in the European labor markets. It is based on the Fifth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), which was carried out across 34 European countries in 2010.

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Norway gender inequalities gap at work only marginally narrowed

Published on Thursday, 5th December, 2013 at 10:38 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.

Noticeable differences in working conditions between genders in Europe remain, according to a new report.

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The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) document focuses on trends and patterns in the European labor markets.

It is based on the Fifth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS), which was carried out across 34 European countries in 2010.

Researchers have also shown that Norway tops European countries when it comes to incidents of violence at work. This resulted in a stern ticking-off from Labour Party (Ap) politicians.  

According to the latest report, gender segregation in Europe still remains high with favoritism towards men.

“Despite many years of legislation, gender gaps still persist across many aspect of the labor market,” the report stated.

“Women and men are employed in different occupations and industries, and under different contracts. Their pay is often different and they have different amounts of time in paid work.”

Only five of 20 occupational groups with the highest number of workers had a balanced gender mix.

These were food, wood and garment workers, numerical clerk, legal, social, cultural and business professionals, as well as service workers.

Data presented on gender disparities in time spent at work and work time quality in Norway showed few improvements.

Employed men worked an average of 40.6 hours per week, whereas women worked 33.9 hours in the same time period, it demonstrated.

The gaps in working time were especially noticeable in countries with high levels of part-time work. These include Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, the UK, and Norway.

In the job quality category, data for Norway showed deteriorating results, resulting in a considerable narrowing of the gender gap. Latvia and Sweden were also included. The pay gap was 6.1 percent here.

Compared to countries where women’s work time quality increased as opposed to men’s, the wage gap increased by 65 percent when comparing couples without children against those with 13 to 18 year-olds.




Published on Thursday, 5th December, 2013 at 10:38 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.

This post has the following tags: norwaywork, genderequalitynorway, paygapsnorway.





  
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