Austria -Income differentials between men and women decline only slightly -March 5, 2013

Statistics Austria reports that the labour force participation of women has steadily increased. The employment rate of women aged 15 to 64 years rose from 59.9% (2001) to 66.5% (2011). The increase in female employment is mostly due to a rise in part-time work. In 2011, 44.0% of women in employment worked part-time (2001: 34.3%). Part-time work plays an important role especially for women with children. In 2011, 71.4% of women aged between 25 und 49 years who have children under 15 years of age worked part-time. Looking at the income situation, there has been only a slight decrease in the gender pay gap.


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