Denmark

Labour Market

Employment rates, by gender, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Denmark 70.4%75.9%

Female/male corporate board members, per cent, 2013
LandWomenMen
Denmark 23%77%

Female/male leaders of corporate boards, per cent, 2013
LandWomenMen
Denmark 0%100%

Gender pay gap, per cent, 2012
Land%
Denmark 14.9% *

Part-time work among employed women and men 25-64 years old in the Nordic countries in 2012, per cent
LandWomenMen
Denmark 29%8%

Unemployment, by gender, per cent, 2012
LandWomenMen
Denmark 7.7%7.7%

Gender equality measures for employment in academia
Land
Denmark Positive discrimination not permitted. However, higher education institutions may apply for special permission to implement measures expected to favour one gender over the other. *

Population

At-risk-of-poverty-rate, gender, per cent, 2012
LandWomenMen
Denmark 12.9%13.3%

Life expectancy at birth, gender, number of years, 2012
LandWomenMen
Denmark 81.977.9

Marriages and divorces, per 1000 individuals, 2012; includes only legally recognised relationships
LandMarriagesDivorces
Denmark 5.02.8

Number of children per woman, 2012
Land
Denmark 1.73 *

Health

Cause of death: accidents, per 100 000 individuals, gender, 2011
LandWomenMen
Denmark 1624

Cause of death: cancer, per 100 000 individuals, gender, 2011
LandWomenMen
Denmark 256288

Cause of death: cardiovascular disease, per 100 000 individuals, gender, 2011
LandWomenMen
Denmark 239231

Cause of death: suicide, per 100 000 individuals, gender, 2011
LandWomenMen
Denmark 516

Daily smokers, gender, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Denmark 19%23%

Healthy life years from birth, gender, 2011
LandWomenMen
Denmark 61.462.3

Culture and media

Female and male share of director positions in premiere fiction films in the Nordic countries in 2012, per cent
LandWomenMen
Denmark 25%75%

Female and male share of lead roles in premiere fiction films in the Nordic countries in 2012, per cent
LandWomenMen
Denmark 42.5%57.5%

Female and male share of producer positions in premiere fiction films in the Nordic countries in 2012, per cent
LandWomenMen
Denmark 38%62%

Female and male share of scriptwriter positions in premiere fiction films in the Nordic countries in 2012, per cent
LandWomenMen
Denmark 18%82%

Proportion of female/male academic staff, grade D (Either postgraduate students not yet holding a PhD degree who are engaged as researchers or researchers working in posts that do not normally require a PhD), per cent, 2010
LandWomenMen
Denmark 47%53%

Women and men as editor-in-chief of daily paid-for newspapers in the Nordic countries 2013/2014, per cent
LandWomenMen
Denmark 16%84%

Politics

Female/male deputy leaders of political parties, per cent, 2014
LandWomenMen
Denmark 14% (1/7)86% (6/7)

Female/male leaders of political parties, per cent, 2014
LandWomenMen
Denmark 33% (2/6)67% (4/6)

Women/men in parliament, per cent, 2014
LandWomenMen
Denmark 38%62%

Central agency for gender equality
LandYes/No
Denmark No *

Gender equality measures for employment in academia
Land
Denmark Positive discrimination not permitted. However, higher education institutions may apply for special permission to implement measures expected to favour one gender over the other. *

Gender equality measures targeting public committees, boards etc
Land
Denmark Legislation requiring even gender distribution, but no exact percentages specified. Can choose to keep a position vacant if candidates of both genders have not been nominated. *

Introduction of gender-neutral marriage
LandYes/No (year)
Denmark yes (2012) *

Education and research

Academic degree in 15-74 age group, gender, per cent, 2011/2012
LandWomenMen
Denmark 57.6%42.4%

Percentage of population aged 18–24 with at most a lower secondary education and not in further education or training, 2013
LandWomenMen
Denmark 6.2%9.9%

Percentage of women and men as rectors at higher education institutions in the Nordic region in 2010
LandWomenMen
Denmark 14%86%

Percentage of women and men on the research council boards in the Nordic region in 2010
LandWomenMen
Denmark 35%65%

Proportion of female/male academic staff, grade A (The single highest grade/post at which research is normally conducted), per cent, 2010
LandWomenMen
Denmark 15%85%

Proportion of female/male academic staff, grade B (Researchers working in positions not as senior as top position (A) but more senior than newly qualified PhD holders), per cent, 2010
LandWomenMen
Denmark 29%71%

Proportion of female/male academic staff, grade C (The first grade/post into which a newly qualified PhD graduate would normally be recruited), per cent, 2010
LandWomenMen
Denmark 38%62%

Proportion of female/male academic staff, grade D (Either postgraduate students not yet holding a PhD degree who are engaged as researchers or researchers working in posts that do not normally require a PhD), per cent, 2010
LandWomenMen
Denmark 47%53%

Results of the PISA survey: mathematics, gender, scores, 2012
LandGirlsBoys
Denmark 493507

Results of the PISA survey: reading, gender, scores, 2012
LandGirlsBoys
Denmark 512481

Results of the PISA survey: science, gender, scores, 2012
LandGirlsBoys
Denmark 493504

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Engineering, manufacturing and construction, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Denmark 6.3%16.4%

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Health and welfare, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Denmark 28.9%9.7%

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Humanities and arts, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Denmark 14.1%11.0%

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Science, mathematics and computing, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Denmark 5.2%13.0%

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Social sciences, business and law, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Denmark 30.8%37.4%

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Teacher training, education and science, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Denmark 12.1%6.6%

Violence

Number of reported rapes, per 100 000 individuals, 2010
Land
Denmark 7.7 *

Number of women killed by a man they have or have had a close relationship with, average number per year 2004-2013 (Denmark 2008-2011)
Land
Denmark 10 *

Surveys of gender-related violence
Land
Denmark Most recent publication from 2012 *

Social welfare

Maternity and parental allowance in connection with pregnancy, child delivery and adoption, number of days (in thousands) with maternity and parental allowance, per cent of days recorded for men, 2012
LandMen
Denmark 7.4% *

Maternity and parental allowance in connection with pregnancy, child delivery and adoption, number of days (in thousands) with maternity and parental allowance, total number of days, 2012
Land
Denmark 20755 *

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