Part-time work and gender in Greenland, Åland and the Faroe Islands

DeltidssymbolIn the Faroe Islands, almost half of all women in the labour force work part time. In Åland, women display higher levels of education than men but earn only 74 per cent of their income, on average. In Greenland, women and men are equally likely to work part time. This and more can be found in the report Part-Time Work in the Nordic Region – An introductory study of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland Islands from Nordic Information on Gender (NIKK).

In 2015/2016, NIKK carried out a supplemental project concerning part-time work and gender in Greenland, Åland and the Faroe Islands. The purpose of the project was to gain a better overview of the available data on part-time work and gender and to identify the needs for further information about gender equality in the labour markets of the Nordic autonomous areas.

The research report sheds light on the connections between part-time work and gender in Greenland, Åland and the Faroe Islands. It also gives an overview of the labour markets, demographics and educational status of the populations in the three areas, in relation to part-time work. The study shows women in Åland and the Faroe Islands have the highest rates of part-time employment in the Nordic region (45.9 and 49 per cent, respectively). These rates are high also compared with other European countries. In fact, only Switzerland and the Netherlands have higher rates of part-time work among women than the Faroe Islands.

The report can be accessed via the link in the blue menu (to the right on computer, below this content on mobile phone).

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