Employment rate among women with children increases slowlyWednesday, 07 March 2018 19:00
In 2016, men and women in childless households had practically similar employment rates: 77.5% of women and 78.1% of men had jobs.
However, things change as soon as the first child is born. In such cases, only 76.5% of the women work as against 88.7% of the men.
On the other hand, employment rates among women with two children and their male partners was higher than average. In these households, 79.1 % of women and 93% of men worked.
Employment rates among women with three or more children were significantly lower - 56.8% - as against 84% for their male counterparts.
The gender gap in employment is thus considerable, even though Statbel has observed a positive trend in 30 years: the average percentage of working women was stagnant at 52.6% in 1986, whereas by 2016, it had risen to 75.3%.
While male employment has remained relatively stable or dipped here and there in the past 30 years, employment rates among all categories of women have increased by 20% or more.
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