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92% of Luxembourg part-time workers are women
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92% of Luxembourg part-time workers are women

08.03.2012 From our online archive
The vast majority of part-time workers in Luxembourg are women with children, a Statec study published to mark International Women's Day has revealed.

(CS) The vast majority of part-time workers in Luxembourg are women with children, a Statec study published to mark International Women's Day has revealed.

Some 92% of those in part-time employment aged 20-49 are women, with over two thirds saying they chose this mode of employment because they have children. It is noticeable, that the percentage of women in part-time employment increases with the number of children in the household.

Luxembourg lies above the EU27 average, with 50.7% of women with two children working part-time in the Grand Duchy in comparison to 40% in the European Union.

Part-time employment among men is hardly affected by the arrival of children, with only 3.5% of men aged 20-49 working part-time, compared to 33.4% of the female workforce.

Out of the stay at home mothers in Luxembourg (31%), three in four state their family was the reason for this decision.

However, only one in five people who chose to stay at home or work part-time, indicated that this decision was based on problems relating to the child-care system.

The study formed part of the “Enquête sur les forces de travail” a yearly EU-wide initiative, with some 8,500 Luxembourg households consulted.