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US – Men are taking ‘women’s’ jobs

Jobs that were mostly female in 2000 and have become more male are lower-status jobs. The share of women who work in stores selling products and answering customer questions fell 10 percent; the share for crossing guards and counter clerks each fell 7 percent, and for textile workers it fell 5 percent. Men are much … Continue reading

Women make up at least 40% of the workforce in more than 80 countries

Women make up at least 40% of the workforce in more than 80 countries, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of labor force statistics from 114 nations with data from 2010 to 2016. Across all of these countries, the median female share of the workforce is 45.4%. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the … Continue reading

Women in EU – Only 1 manager out of 3

Nearly 7.3 million persons hold managerial positions in enterprises with 10 employees or more located in the European Union (EU): 4.7 million men (65% of all managers) and 2.6 million women (35%). In other words, although representing approximately half of all employed persons in the EU, women continue to be under- represented amongst managers. In … Continue reading

Baby Boomer Women in US – Too Much Fun to Retire

Kay Abramowitz has been working, with a few breaks, since she was 14. Now 76, she is a partner in a law firm in Portland, Ore. — with no intention of stopping anytime soon. “Retirement or death is always on the horizon, but I have no plans,” she said. “I’m actually having way too much … Continue reading

Women – Work Trends 2016

Gender gaps in labour force participation and employment rates declined only marginally Between 1995 and 2015, the global female labour force participation rate decreased from 52.4 to 49.6 per cent. The corresponding gures for men are 79.9 and 76.1 per cent, respectively. Worldwide, the chances for women to participate in the labour market remain almost … Continue reading

UK – Making apprenticeships work for young women

Young Women’s Trust wants to see an apprenticeship system that offers young women the best opportunities and makes the most of their talents. Apprenticeships are an important route to skills development and work for young people. However, evidence shows that they are not working as well for young women as they are for young men. … Continue reading

Business in the pacific is hard, but it’s a lot harder for women

Women in the Pacific, like in other less-developed regions, face two sets of challenges to realizing their economic potential. They share hardships stemming from geography, limited infrastructure and services, and a dearth of economic opportunities that hinder economic development throughout the region. But they must also contend with a series of barriers—systemic, legal, and institutional—that compound … Continue reading

Women – What do I wear to an Interview? (infographic)

Over the past ten years, traditional job interview rules have been rapidly updated. Whether you are entering the employment market for the first time or seeking a new opportunity, you may need some guidance on gaining that edge. What to wear is one of the first concerns that comes to mind for interview prep. For … Continue reading

Women in the US Labor Force – A new databook by the BLS

In 2012, 57.7 percent of women were in the labor force, down 0.4 percentage point from 2011. Men’s labor force participation, which always has been much higher than that for women, also edged down in 2012, from 70.5 percent to 70.2 percent. (See tables 1 and 2.) The overall unemployment rate for women in 2012 … Continue reading

Immigrant Women in US – 21.2 million or 51 percent of the overall foreign-born population,

Following a history of majority male migration through the mid-20th century, women have migrated to the United States in large numbers as a result of the emphasis on family reunification ushered in by the 1965 Immigration Act. Female immigrants represent 51 percent of the overall foreign-born population, with 21.2 million immigrant women residing in the … Continue reading

Immigrant Women’s Labour Market Activity in Canada – The enduring influence of source-country gender-role attitudes

Previous studies have found a strong association between source-country female labour force participation rates and immigrant women’s labour force participation in the host country. This relationship is interpreted as the enduring influence of source-country gender-role attitudes on immigrant women’s labour market activity. However, the assumption that source-country female labour force participation levels closely capture cultural … Continue reading

Why U.S. Women Are Leaving Jobs Behind – NYTimes.com

As recently as 1990, the United States had one of the top employment rates in the world for women, but it has now fallen behind many European countries. After climbing for six decades, the percentage of women in the American work force peaked in 1999, at 74 percent for women between 25 and 54. It … Continue reading

Having more job authority increases depression among women, but decreases it among men finds study

Having more job authority increases depression among women, but decreases it among men, new research shows. Do we need to add “depression gap” to the lexicon of problems women face in the workplace? It seems so, according to a new study. The research, published in the December issue of the Journal of Health and Social … Continue reading

Canada – The best and worst place to be a woman

This study reveals the best and worst places to be a woman in Canada. It ranks Canada’s 20 largest metropolitan areas based on a comparison of how men and women are faring in five areas: economic security, leadership, health, personal security, and education.  Among the study’s key findings is the fact that Canada’s big three … Continue reading

US – Female self-employment shows positive shift in opportunities finds BLS

New trends in female self-employment suggest a positive shift in opportunities for women, especially for those who differ from the “typical” self-employed women of the past. For instance, the percentage of female minorities in self-employment doubled from 1993 to 2012, and more divorced women and women without young children have become self-employed. Earnings trends have … Continue reading

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