ERIC Number: ED419939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Europe in the Feminine: The Union of Contrasts.
Training & Employment, n30 Win 1997
The relationship between training and the employment of women in the 12 countries of the European Union (EU) was examined. An analysis of the distribution of the female population by training levels revealed that women in the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark generally had the highest overall levels of training, whereas women in Spain and Portugal generally had the least amount of training. The link between training level and activity rate varied sharply by country: Danish women with a low level of training had a labor market activity rate comparable to that of more highly trained women in Luxembourg. An examination of unemployment rates throughout the EU indicated that, although higher levels of training generally protected women against unemployment, higher levels of training were required to protect women against unemployment in northern Europe than in southern Europe. Women constituted 63%-92% of the labor force with reduced working hours. In the countries of southern Europe, between 7% and 14% of the employed female labor force was involved in part-time work, whereas in the Netherlands, 68.5% of employed women worked part time. The Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark appeared to offer relatively egalitarian access to part-time work. (MN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur les Qualifications, Marseilles (France).
Identifiers - Location: European Union