April 1, 2023


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Full time is not for women? Results for Poland differ significantly from average

On average, less than one in ten men work part-time in the European Union. This is according to data from Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical office. According to Eurostat, in the third quarter of 2022, of all employees in the EU between the ages of 15 and 64, 8% worked part-time. men.

For women, this rate was much higher. 28% worked part-time. For all women working in the European Union between the ages of 15 and 64. The gap between the prevalence of part-time work for women and men was larger across countries.

The country in which the situation of women and men differs the most in this respect is the Netherlands. There, the difference was 39 percentage points. One in four men (24%) and nearly two-thirds of women (63%) work part-time in the Netherlands.

In Poland’s western neighbor, too, there is a very big difference: in Germany, nearly half of female employees work part-time. In the case of men, only one in ten employees work part-time. So the difference was 37 points. interest.

The result for Poland – as for other countries in our region – differs from the EU average. The difference between the number of men and women who work part-time in Poland is much smaller and amounts to 5 percentage points. interest. Of all the part-time workers, about 8% of women work and about 3% of women work. men.

Among all countries, there was practically no difference in the prevalence of part-time work in Bulgaria. Romania, in turn, is the only country in the ranking where men (4%) work more than women (3%).

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