to 72 proCent say more men than women (55 procent) that they have to work because their income cannot be missed. Men more than women want to earn enough to support themselves and their children. This difference is greater for couples cohabiting with children. In these pairs, the parents compromise with 77 proThe cent also most often indicates that their income cannot be missed.
|He wants to be economically independent||75||87|
|It must work, because income is indispensable||55||72|
|He wants to be able to provide for himself (and the kids).||74||85|
|You want to get it (together) well financially||84||88|
Parents are often economically independent
The high importance parents place on their income goes hand in hand with a relatively high percentage of the self-employed economically. 9 out of 10 fathers with a partner were economically independent in 2021. This was even lower among cohabiting mothers: 7 out of 10. If they do not (yet) have children, the economic independence of women and men (up to age 45) differs relatively little. The arrival of children is often a turning point in women’s careers. 45 ProThe centenary will work less or stop if they have a child, which is not the case for men 7 procent.
to 55 professionalper cent, single mothers with a child under the age of 12 were less likely to be economically independent. For mothers whose youngest child is twelve or more years old, this was with 65 professional100 percent higher and the difference with single fathers was smaller, too. Relatively few women over the age of 45 without minor children were economically independent. The difference with men is especially great among cohabiting couples.
|There are no minor children (yet).|
|Single until the age of 45||78.1||76.6|
|live together until the age of 45||84.2||90.8|
|Cohabitants, the youngest child up to 12 years old||71.4||90.8|
|Living together, the youngest child is between 12 and 18 years old||72.3||90|
|Single parent, youngest children up to 12 years old||54.9||77.2|
|Single parent, youngest children from 12 to 18 years old||65.4||80.1|
|No minor children (any more)|
|Living together, 45 years or older||55.5||80.6|
|Single, 45 years of age or older||55.7||64.2|
1 in 3 women who are not economically independent work
of spacious 1.6 milliono And women who are not economically independent in 2021 had 32 pro100 paid work. They therefore earn less from this work than from the level of social assistance, mainly because they work few hours and/or receive a low hourly wage. 47 proCent received benefits and 21 proThe cent has no income of its own at all. in men who are not economically independent (912 thousand) At 27 percent, the percentage of businessmen is slightly lower than that of women. Most (64 per cent) were on benefits.
2 out of 3 part-time women would like to work more
About 7 out of 10 working women will work part-time (less than 35 hours per week) in 2021. of these are part-time workers 65 professionalThe 100th would want to work more hours under certain circumstances than they do now. Especially if the family income is no longer sufficient, women will think about working more. Even if work and private life can be better combined, they would like to extend their working week. Some are waiting for their employer’s request to come in and work longer hours.
A quarter of the women who do not work now, a quarter of them would have gone to work if conditions were different. Finding work close to home, with the required number of hours, and aligning with their own lives are some of the most important conditions for them to start working (again). Good, cheap childcare may get relatively few women to work (more).
|Insufficient family income||29||6|
|working hours (best)
Adaptation to private life
|The ability to work partly from home||19||11|
(more) to work
|closer to home
|Good and cheap
|people in the environment
More than 200,000 women are unemployed part-time
approx 7 PRPercent of uneducated working women would like to work longer hours and also be there in two weeks. These are the part-time unemployed. It’s all about 209 doSend women (f 77 thousandand men) in 2021. Mothers with the youngest children between the ages of twelve and eighteen are the most partly unemployed at 9 percent, and childless women more often (4 procents).
Further in the Edit Monitor
- Economic independence grew, especially among women
- More unused employment opportunities among women
- Most parents want to share care equally
- One-fifth of working men want a shorter work week
- More women in top political positions
- One in ten women experience unwanted sexual attention at work
- Women feel more insecure than men
- A woman feels unhealthy, and a man leads an unhealthy life
- The Netherlands ranks third in the European Union’s ranking for gender equality.