More and more women in liberal professions

Sunday, 20 August 2017 19:35
In ten years, the number of people in liberal professions – such as doctors, architects, lawyers – has increased by 65%.
A third of all freelancers now work in one of these types of professions. This increase is mainly due to women, Het Nieuwsblad reported on Sunday.

The number of freelancers went up by a fifth during the same period. Christine Mattheeuws, from the Neutral Union for Freelancers (SNI), says it is just a matter of time before liberal professions become the biggest group of freelancers.

These professions are becoming more and more feminine, with 45% of the jobs occupied by women. In certain sectors, like Pharmaceuticals, they are the majority. 

Maria Novak (Source: Belga)
Google Plus

More Stories

Three out of four Belgians see EU membership as beneficial

Three out of four Belgians see EU membership as beneficial

Three-quarters of Belgians feel that membership of the European Union (EU) has benefitted their country, according to the latest edition of Parlemeter 2018, Eurobarometer Survey 90 of the European Parliament.

No more additional insurance charges for long-term illnesses

No more additional insurance charges for long-term illnesses

Insurance companies will no longer be able to increase medical insurance charges for people who have previously suffered from long-term illnesses, consumer affairs minister Kris Peeters announced.

Combating misinformation: Facebook, Twitter and EC put forward their road map

Combating misinformation: Facebook, Twitter and EC put forward their road map

Threatened by the European Commission as to the imposition of new rules to intensify the fight against online misinformation, the main social media platforms (Google, Facebook, Mozilla and Twitter) on Tuesday set out self-regulatory measures.