Sweden

Labour Market

Employment rates, by gender, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Sweden 71.8%76.3%

Female/male corporate board members, per cent, 2013
LandWomenMen
Sweden 26%74%

Female/male leaders of corporate boards, per cent, 2013
LandWomenMen
Sweden 4%96%

Gender pay gap, per cent, 2012
Land%
Sweden 15.9% *

Part-time work among employed women and men 25-64 years old in the Nordic countries in 2012, per cent
LandWomenMen
Sweden 31%9%

Unemployment, by gender, per cent, 2012
LandWomenMen
Sweden 7.8%8.4%

Gender equality measures for employment in academia
Land
Sweden Positive discrimination permitted *

Population

At-risk-of-poverty-rate, gender, per cent, 2012
LandWomenMen
Sweden 15.6%12.6%

Life expectancy at birth, gender, number of years, 2012
LandWomenMen
Sweden 83.579.9

Marriages and divorces, per 1000 individuals, 2012; includes only legally recognised relationships
LandMarriagesDivorces
Sweden 5.32.5

Number of children per woman, 2012
Land
Sweden 1.91 *

Health

Cause of death: accidents, per 100 000 individuals, gender, 2011
LandWomenMen
Sweden 2636

Cause of death: cancer, per 100 000 individuals, gender, 2011
LandWomenMen
Sweden 218242

Cause of death: cardiovascular disease, per 100 000 individuals, gender, 2011
LandWomenMen
Sweden 386353

Cause of death: suicide, per 100 000 individuals, gender, 2011
LandWomenMen
Sweden 717

Daily smokers, gender, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Sweden 15%13%

Healthy life years from birth, gender, 2011
LandWomenMen
Sweden 71.171.7

Culture and media

Female and male share of director positions in premiere fiction films in the Nordic countries in 2012, per cent
LandWomenMen
Sweden 6%94%

Female and male share of lead roles in premiere fiction films in the Nordic countries in 2012, per cent
LandWomenMen
Sweden 36%64%

Female and male share of producer positions in premiere fiction films in the Nordic countries in 2012, per cent
LandWomenMen
Sweden 48%52%

Female and male share of scriptwriter positions in premiere fiction films in the Nordic countries in 2012, per cent
LandWomenMen
Sweden 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
Sweden 50%50%

Women and men as editor-in-chief of daily paid-for newspapers in the Nordic countries 2013/2014, per cent
LandWomenMen
Sweden 42%58%

Politics

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

Female/male leaders of political parties, per cent, 2014
LandWomenMen
Sweden 22% (2/9)78% (7/9)

Women/men in parliament, per cent, 2014
LandWomenMen
Sweden 43%57%

Central agency for gender equality
LandYes/No
Sweden No *

Gender equality measures for employment in academia
Land
Sweden Positive discrimination permitted *

Gender equality measures targeting public committees, boards etc
Land
Sweden No specific legislation, but applies the principle of at least 40% women/men. *

Introduction of gender-neutral marriage
LandYes/No (year)
Sweden Yes (2009) *

Education and research

Academic degree in 15-74 age group, gender, per cent, 2011/2012
LandWomenMen
Sweden 62.9%37.1%

Percentage of population aged 18–24 with at most a lower secondary education and not in further education or training, 2013
LandWomenMen
Sweden 6.2%7.9%

Percentage of women and men as rectors at higher education institutions in the Nordic region in 2010
LandWomenMen
Sweden 27%73%

Percentage of women and men on the research council boards in the Nordic region in 2010
LandWomenMen
Sweden 49%51%

Proportion of female/male academic staff, grade A (The single highest grade/post at which research is normally conducted), per cent, 2010
LandWomenMen
Sweden 20%80%

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
Sweden 48%52%

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
Sweden 43%57%

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
Sweden 50%50%

Results of the PISA survey: mathematics, gender, scores, 2012
LandGirlsBoys
Sweden 480477

Results of the PISA survey: reading, gender, scores, 2012
LandGirlsBoys
Sweden 509458

Results of the PISA survey: science, gender, scores, 2012
LandGirlsBoys
Sweden 489481

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Engineering, manufacturing and construction, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Sweden 8.1%29.1%

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Health and welfare, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Sweden 23.1%8.9%

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Humanities and arts, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Sweden 13.9%12.8%

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Science, mathematics and computing, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Sweden 6.5%13.1%

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Social sciences, business and law, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Sweden 28.0%25.5%

Tertiary level students by field of education and gender: Teacher training, education and science, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Sweden 16.8%7.1%

Violence

Number of reported rapes, per 100 000 individuals, 2010
Land
Sweden 63.6 *

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
Sweden 17 *

Surveys of gender-related violence
Land
Sweden Most recent publications from 2014 *

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
Sweden 25.1% *

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
Sweden 52496 *

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