Labour market

Employment rates, by gender, per cent, 2011
LandWomenMen
Denmark 70.4%75.9%
Finland 67.4%70.6%
Iceland 76.6%80.3%
Norway 73.4%77.1%
Sweden 71.8%76.3%
Faroe Islands --
Greenland --
Åland Islands --

Female/male corporate board members, per cent, 2013
LandWomenMen
Denmark 23%77%
Finland 30%70%
Iceland 48%52%
Norway 42%58%
Sweden 26%74%
Faroe Islands --
Greenland --
Åland Islands --

Female/male leaders of corporate boards, per cent, 2013
LandWomenMen
Denmark 0%100%
Finland 4%96%
Iceland 20%80%
Norway 15%85%
Sweden 4%96%
Faroe Islands --
Greenland --
Åland Islands --

Gender pay gap, per cent, 2012
Land%
Denmark 14.9% *
Finland 19.4% *
Iceland - *
Norway - *
Sweden 15.9% *
Faroe Islands - *
Greenland - *
Åland Islands - *

Part-time work among employed women and men 25-64 years old in the Nordic countries in 2012, per cent
LandWomenMen
Denmark 29%8%
Finland 15%7%
Iceland 26%6%
Norway 36%10%
Sweden 31%9%
Faroe Islands --
Greenland --
Åland Islands --

Unemployment, by gender, per cent, 2012
LandWomenMen
Denmark 7.7%7.7%
Finland 7.2%8.4%
Iceland 5.8%6.5%
Norway 2.8%3.7%
Sweden 7.8%8.4%
Faroe Islands 7.8%6.6%
Greenland 9.7%9.2%
Åland Islands 3.1%3.3%

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. *
Finland Positive discrimination permitted *
Iceland - *
Norway Positive discrimination permitted *
Sweden Positive discrimination permitted *
Faroe Islands - *
Greenland - *
Åland Islands - *

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