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Part-time work, five times more common among European women

Almost one third of European women between 25 and 49 years who had a job in 2016 developed part-time, while only one in fifteen men of the same age, five Sometimes less, he worked in this way, reported today the community statistical office, Eurostat.

Brussels, Nov 17 (EFE) .- Almost a third of European women between 25 and 49 who had a job in 2016 developed part-time, while only one in fifteen men of the same age, five times less, worked in this way, reported today the European statistics office, Eurostat.

This trend is repeated in virtually all countries of the European Union (EU), with differences as wide as those of the Netherlands, where 71.6% of women employed in this age range had a part-time job compared to 16.9% of men.

Contrasts greater than 30 points between the number of women and men employed part-time were registered in countries such as Austria, Germany, Belgium and the United Kingdom. United.

In contrast, the smallest differences took place in Member States located in the east of the Community Club, such as Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary or Slovakia.

Only one Member State, Romania, had more men employed part time than women (5.7% vs. 5.5%).

In Spain, 24.7% of women with a job had a job compared to 7.3% of men.

By measuring this gap by differentiating between workers who had children and those who did not, Eurostat pointed out that the difference between the number of men and Women part-time employees were older as their offspring grew.

While among workers without children the difference is 11.3 percentage points (8.3% for men and 19.6% for women), this difference was extended to 26.3 points in the case of having a child, 33.7 points with two and 38.2 points if you have three or more. The rate of men employed part-time remained relatively stable and always below 9% regardless of the number of children, women took part-time jobs with more frequently as they had more children in their care.

Women workers with one child were employed part-time in 31.5% of the cases, a percentage that amounted to 38.3% if they had two children and up to 45.7% if they had three or more.

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