Netherlands - Largest disparity in working time between men and women - January 31, 2017

The Netherlands has the largest differences in the number of hours worked by men and women in the EU, according to research by the social and cultural planning office SCP. In the EU, the average number of hours worked per week is 35 hours for women and 39 hours for men. In the Netherlands, it is 29 hours for women and 37 hours for men. Young women more often take part time work immediately after completing their qualification than young men. 62 percent of women aged 18 to 25 years work only part time, even if most of the women in this age group don't have children yet. Among men aged 18-25 years, only 28% work part time.

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