Iceland

Labour Market

Employment rates, by gender, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Iceland 76.6%80.3%

Female/male corporate board members, per cent, 2013
LandWomenMen
Iceland 48%52%

Female/male leaders of corporate boards, per cent, 2013
LandWomenMen
Iceland 20%80%

Gender pay gap, per cent, 2012
Land
Iceland

Part-time work among employed women and men 25-64 years old in the Nordic countries in 2012, per cent
LandWomenMen
Iceland 26%6%

Unemployment, by gender, per cent, 2012
LandWomenMen
Iceland 5.8%6.5%

Gender equality measures for employment in academia
Land
Iceland

Population

At-risk-of-poverty-rate, gender, per cent, 2012
LandWomenMen
Iceland 7.5%8.4%

Life expectancy at birth, gender, number of years, 2012
LandWomenMen
Iceland 83.980.8

Marriages and divorces, per 1000 individuals, 2012; includes only legally recognised relationships
LandMarriagesDivorces
Iceland 4.51.6

Number of children per woman, 2012
Land
Iceland 2.04 *

Health

Cause of death: accidents, per 100 000 individuals, gender, 2011
LandWomenMen
Iceland 1625

Cause of death: cancer, per 100 000 individuals, gender, 2011
LandWomenMen
Iceland 160192

Cause of death: cardiovascular disease, per 100 000 individuals, gender, 2011
LandWomenMen
Iceland 221236

Cause of death: suicide, per 100 000 individuals, gender, 2011
LandWomenMen
Iceland 418

Daily smokers, gender, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Iceland 14%14%

Healthy life years from birth, gender, 2011
LandWomenMen
Iceland 68.169.3

Culture and media

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

Female and male share of lead roles in premiere fiction films in the Nordic countries in 2012, per cent
LandWomenMen
Iceland 12.5%87.5%

Female and male share of producer positions in premiere fiction films in the Nordic countries in 2012, per cent
LandWomenMen
Iceland 19%81%

Female and male share of scriptwriter positions in premiere fiction films in the Nordic countries in 2012, per cent
LandWomenMen
Iceland 12.5%87.5%

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
Land
Iceland

Women and men as editor-in-chief of daily paid-for newspapers in the Nordic countries 2013/2014, per cent
LandWomenMen
Iceland 0%100%

Politics

Female/male deputy leaders of political parties, per cent, 2014
LandWomenMen
Iceland 50% (2/4)50% (2/4)

Female/male leaders of political parties, per cent, 2014
LandWomenMen
Iceland 40% (2/5)60% (3/5)

Women/men in parliament, per cent, 2014
LandWomenMen
Iceland 40%60%

Central agency for gender equality
LandYes/No
Iceland No *

Gender equality measures for employment in academia
Land
Iceland

Gender equality measures targeting public committees, boards etc
Land
Iceland Legislated representation at least 40% women/men (in effect from 2008) *

Introduction of gender-neutral marriage
LandYes/No (year)
Iceland Yes (2010) *

Education and research

Academic degree in 15-74 age group, gender, per cent, 2011/2012
LandWomenMen
Iceland 66.8%33.2%

Percentage of population aged 18–24 with at most a lower secondary education and not in further education or training, 2013
LandWomenMen
Iceland 16.4%24.4%

Percentage of women and men as rectors at higher education institutions in the Nordic region in 2010
LandWomenMen
Iceland 20%80%

Percentage of women and men on the research council boards in the Nordic region in 2010
LandWomenMen
Iceland 40%60%

Proportion of female/male academic staff, grade A (The single highest grade/post at which research is normally conducted), per cent, 2010
LandWomenMen
Iceland 24%76%

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
Iceland 36%64%

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
Iceland 49%51%

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
Land
Iceland

Results of the PISA survey: mathematics, gender, scores, 2012
LandGirlsBoys
Iceland 496490

Results of the PISA survey: reading, gender, scores, 2012
LandGirlsBoys
Iceland 508457

Results of the PISA survey: science, gender, scores, 2012
LandGirlsBoys
Iceland 480477

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Engineering, manufacturing and construction, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Iceland 4.6%17.0%

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Health and welfare, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Iceland 18.5%4.8%

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Humanities and arts, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Iceland 15.0%14.4%

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Science, mathematics and computing, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Iceland 5.2%14.9%

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Social sciences, business and law, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Iceland 34.6%38.5%

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Teacher training, education and science, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Iceland 18.8%7.9%

Violence

Number of reported rapes, per 100 000 individuals, 2010
Land
Iceland

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
Iceland 0,4 *

Surveys of gender-related violence
Land
Iceland Most recent publication from 2010 *

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
Iceland 28.4% *

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
Iceland 1067 *

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