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Women alienated form the job market

Women alienated form the job market

Type of text : Study
Type of referral : Own initiative
Working group : Delegation for Women’s Rights and Equal Opportunity

Rapporteur(s) :

Hélène FAUVEL
Date adopted : 25/02/2014 | Period : 2010-2015

There are currently 13.5 million women in the job market, that is 48% of the working population. Whilst the rate of employment among mothers with one or two children over the age of 5 is very high (89%), it does drop with the third child (43%), particularly when the youngest child is under 3 years of age.

Level of qualification is the second main factor, after family composition, that determines female employment.