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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

Women and Motherhood in UK – Half of childless women would consider not starting a family for their career

Half of childless women are so concerned about the risk children pose to their career progression that they would consider not starting a family, according to research by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). The survey of 2,000 women from a range of business sectors, half with children and half without, suggests two-thirds (67%) are … Continue reading

Women In India – Education has not translated to equivalent gains in employment

Female enrolment in colleges leapt from 10 per cent of total admissions at the time of independence to 41 per cent in 2010.  However, this has not translated to equivalent gains in women’s employment. Indeed, in the past few decades, the percentage of urban and educated working women has been stagnant or even fallen. Overall, … Continue reading

Interns in Canada – Mostly female, underpaid or unpaid

Preliminary findings from an upcoming study on internships in Canada show that the majority of interns are young women who make less than the provincial minimum wage — if they’re paid at all. The study, to be released soon by two researchers at the University of Victoria and the Canadian Intern Association, is aimed at … Continue reading

Gender Gap in UK – Women to take two-thirds of high-skilled roles over next six years says UKCES

An increase in the gap between women’s and men’s qualifications will see women take two-thirds of high-skilled jobs across the next six years, according to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES).  The report, UK Skills and International Competitiveness, predicts that by 2020 49% of women will have degree-level qualifications, up from 38% today. For men … Continue reading

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